(25 May 2012) The Iranian Judiciary should immediately provide medical care for political prisoner Hossein Ronaghi Maleki and avoid another human tragedy, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. It should also end its systematic policy of denying medical care to prisoners of conscience, thereby causing them permanent physical harm and disability, the Campaign added.
On 19 May 2012, Ronaghi began a hunger strike to protest the denial of his medical furlough. ... read more
On 8 April, authorities transferred Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, a blogger who has been suffering from kidney and bladder disease while in prison, to Hasheminejad Hospital. His mother, Zoleikha Mousavi, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that judicial authorities have denied him medical leave.
"They want Hossein to accept his charges and write a confession letter before they allow him leave. They told us several times that the IRGC does not agree with his release unless ... read more
Prison authorities returned imprisoned blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki to Evin Prison only two days after his kidney operation, despite his physician’s orders for medical furlough. Ronaghi’s mother told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that this is the fourth time he has been transferred to a hospital during his prison term.... read more
Imprisoned blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has stopped taking his medication in order to protest the prison authorities' refusal to allow him to be hospitalized for his kidney and gallbladder problems. In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, his father, Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, expressed grave concern for his son's deteriorating health and mistreatment by Evin Prison infirmary personnel who refuse to accommodate his son there.... read more
Last Saturday, Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announced that on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei will pardon 100 political prisoners. According to various sources, more than 30 inmates have been released over the past two days, among them a few students and political activists arrested in the aftermath of the 2009 presidential election. ... read more
Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, a blogger arrested after the 2009 presidential election, was beaten by IRGC security forces after writing a letter to Tehran’s Prosecutor detailing his condition in Evin Prison.Ronaghi is currently suffering from severely damaged kidneys and is in need of serious medical attention.In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Zoleikha Mousavi and Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, Ronaghi’s mother and father, talked about their most recent prison ... read more
In this week's Weekly Rights Podcast: more than 50 officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been put on visa restriction lists by the US and UK; the son of political prisoner Heshmatollah Tabarzadi tells the Campaign of concern for Tabarzadi's health; Hossein Ronaghi Maleki's father is concerned for his son's health in prison; 25 prisoners were hanged in Ghezel Hessar Prison in another secret execution; a popular Iranian actor is arrested by security officials before going to Germany ... read more
Following a deterioration in the condition of Hossein Ronaghi Maleki's health in prison, his father, Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, shared his concern with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. "My son's interrogators told us that they would kill Hossein and now they are delivering on that promise. When I reached Tehran from Malekan on 15 June, as I was getting off the bus to go pursue furlough for Hossein, my wife called to say that she was contacted from Evin Prison and told that ... read more
Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, lawyer for Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, a prisoner suffering from kidney cancer, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that prison authorities are responsible for the dire physical condition of Maleki. "According to the law, if authorities who control the prison do not take action to protect his health and remain indifferent they can be prosecuted in criminal court. They have to be accountable," Dadkhah told the Campaign.... read more
Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a prominent lawyer who was arrested after the 2009 presidential election on charges of "firearms and drug possession" in his legal offices and released later on bail, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that he has been informed of new charges against him, and summoned to Evin Prison Court.... read more
In an interview with the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Zoleikha Moussavi, mother of blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, discussed her son’s poor prison conditions. She told the Campaign that her son has been under immense pressure in prison to participate in televised confessions. Moussavi said that her son has stated he is a [...]... read more