Political Prisoner Protests His Imprisonment and Denial of Medical Care Prisoner of conscience Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, who has been on dry and wet hunger strikes since March 26, 2016 to protest being denied crucial medical treatment, is in critical condition, but has vowed to continue until his situation changes. His mother, who visited Maleki in […]... read more
Prisoner of conscience Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has been on a wet hunger strike since March 26, 2016 to protest being denied medical care for his kidney disease, according to his mother, Zoleikha Mousavi. “We had a face-to-face meeting with Hossein in Evin Prison on March 27. He told us that he had started a hunger […]... read more
The father of ailing political prisoner Hossein Ronaghi Maleki will launch a hunger strike in front of the Tehran prosecutor’s office unless steps are taken to release his son. “Hossein has been in prison for six years based on an illegal and unjust ruling,” Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki told the International Campaign for Human Rights in […]... read more
“Why has the Islamic Republic agreed to the release of Iranian-American prisoners but they won’t free our own prisoners who are the children of Iran?” asked Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, whose son, Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, has spent more than six years in prison for blogging. Speaking to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran, Hossein Ronaghi […]... read more
(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