Monthly Archives: February 2011

Warrant Issued for Mother of Blogger Hossein Ronaghi

Human Rights House of Iran – The family of Hossein Ronaghi is under pressure by the security organizations and warrant has been issued for his mother.

The family of Hossein Ronaghi Maleki  has been under constant pressure during the 16 month period since his arrest. According to the Human Rights House of Iran, a warrant has been issued for Hossein’s mother Zoleikha Mousavi. Last week, Zoleikha Mousavi and her husband were summoned to the Intelligence Ministry.

In the past several months, Hossein Ronaghi’s parents were summoned to the Intelligence Ministry and interrogated several times. They have even been interrogated about the reporters who had contacted them in order to get an update on the condition of their son.

They were not allowed to visit Hossein this week. Ronaghi is in critical condition due to his kidney problems and is in urgent need of surgery.

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki who has been imprisoned since December 13, 2008 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

http://www.rahana.org/en/?p=10306

Hossein Ronaghi


Blogger Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki in Critical Condition

Human Rights House of Iran – Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki’s kidney problems have intensified and he has not been transferred to the hospital despite the recommendation by the medical staff of the Prison Clinic.

Hossein Ronaghi who blogged under the name of Babak Khorramdin, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. He is confined in the security ward of Evin Prison and is deprived of contacting his family or his lawyer. Mojtaba Samienejad, human rights activist and secretary of the Human Rights House of Iran, told BBC Persian that Ronaghi is in need of urgent surgery and is in critical condition. He added that the medical personnel of the Evin Clinic have confirmed that he needs to be transferred to a hospital to undergo surgery but the authorities have failed to take any actions. Samienejad also stated that Arash Arkan, another political prisoner who recently passed away for lack of treatment in prison, had been denied medical prison leave despite the recommendation by the doctors. The prison conditioned the furlough on the permission of the security organizations and Arkan’s condition was exacerbated until he finally passed away at the Baghiyatollah Hospital.

 http://www.rahana.org/en/?p=9653
Hossein Ronaghi