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Hossein Ronaghi: Imprisonment is not the answer.

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Oh January 19, 2016 Hossein Ronaghi presented himself at the Tehran Prosecutor’s Office per orders of the IRGC Intelligence Unit to be taken back into custody.
Before leaving he posted on his Facebook page:

I believe that the answer to any opinion is never imprisonment.

This is why I am returning to prison:

My not returning will result in confiscation of the collateral set for my bail, which is morally wrong and unprincipled. Seizing the collateral would be legal only if I was not reachable or my whereabouts were unknown in case of need for arrest. Despite the fact that I provided my address to judicial authorities for my arrest at their will, this did not happen and ultimately I was told per orders of the IRGC Intelligence unit I was to return to prison.

Also as my mother says, “This is our homeland and we are not the ones who must leave.”

Tomorrow I will go to the Prosecutor’s office, will be taken into custody and imprisoned. What is clear to me is that I will always be beside my family and my friends.

In hopes of bright and clear days.

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حسین رونقی
باور دارم که پاسخ هیچ اندیشه ای زندان نیست برای همین به زندان می روم؛بازنگشتن من مساوی است با جلب وثیقه ها و این یعنی سلب اعتماد وثیقه گذارها و سقوط تعهد و اخلاق، اجرای وثیقه ها زمانی قانونی است که برای بازداشت، من در دسترسی نباشم و این اتفاق در حالی رخ داده است که به صورت مکتوب آدرس خود را به مقام های قضایی اعلام کرده بودم تا در صورت نیاز بازداشتم کنند اما این اتفاق نیافتاد و در نهایت از داستانی گفتند که اطلاعات سپاه می گوید باید حسین را به زندان بازگردانید. از آن هم که بگذریم به قول مادرم «اینجا سرزمین ماست آن کسی که باید این سرزمین را ترک کند ما نیستیم»؛ فردا می روم دادستانی و نهایتا بازداشت و زندان، آنچه برای من واضح است همیشه در کنار خانواده و دوستانم خواهم بود. به امید روزهای خوب و روشن

زبان سرخ و سبز… این چه غوغایی ست!
نصیب خون ِ به دیوارها تباهی شد!
برای حرف نگفته به حبس خواهی رفت
برای کار نکرده به بند خواهی شد!
“اشرف گیلانی”

 


Hossein Ronaghi’s brother expresses serious concern for his deteriorating health in prison.

Hossein Ronaghi

4/28/15

Hassan Ronaghi, brother of jailed activist Hossein Ronaghi:

Hossein’s condition is dangerous and his life is in danger; his kidney is failing, he has serious internal bleeding, intestinal issues and ulcers. Even though physicians have stressed Hossein must be hospitalized, every time he is transferred to the hospital, he returns without treatment.

Today he was again checked and the physicians stressed Hossein has acute gastric ulcers with thickened blood. But unfortunately despite the doctors’ recommendations Hossein was returned to prison without attaining any medical care.

Hossein’s life is in danger. It looks like those in charge wish to destroy Hossein and make sure he doesn’t come out of prison with his health intact.

Wishing those in charge would display some ethical behavior and humanity.
وضعیت حسین واقعا خطرناکه و جانش در خطر هست. الان کیله ش از بین رفته و خونریزی شدید داره و زخم معده حاد و غلظت خون هم جانش رو تهدید میکنه .
با وجود اینکه پزشکان اصرار بر بستری و درمان حسین دارند ولی مسولین از درمان حسین سر باز میزنند و هر دفعه که حسین را به بیمارستان میبرند همانطور بدون درمان به زندان بر میگردانند .

امروز پزشکان گفته اند که حسین کلیه ش از بین رفته و به شدت خونریزی داره و زخم معده ش حاد هست و خونش مشکل داره و غلظت پیدا کرده و براش خطرناکه ولی متاسفانه بدون توجه به توصیه پزشکان حسین به زندان برگردانده شد و جانش هر لحطه در خطر است .
ظاهرا مسولین قصد دارند حسین را با بیماری از بین ببرند و نگذارند حسین سالم از زندان بیرون بیاید .
کاش همین مسولین کمی انسانیت و وجدان به خرج بدهند .


Letter by father of Hossein Ronaghi to Tehran’s Chief Prosecutor

Hossein Ronaghi MalekiIn a letter to Tehran’s Chief Prosecutor, father of ailing activist and blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki addressed his son’s medical situation behind bars.

Committee of Human Rights Reporters – Hossein Ronaghi who was detained in 2009 following the disputed presidential election results has since suffered serious health issues as a result of the torture he endured in prison. Behind bars Ronaghi was inflicted with multiple ailments, went through seven operations and lost function in one kidney. In very poor health, he was released on medical furlough in September 2014. On February 28, 2015 he was without warning or legal explanation ordered back behind bars to serve his remaining 15-year sentence. He is now held in Ward 7 of Tehran’s Evin prison.

With over a month since his last transfer to prison, Hossein Ronaghi has been deprived of his medication and has not received any medical treatment, resulting in the further deterioration of his health.

Following is the letter provided to CHRR, written to the Chief Prosecutor by Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki regarding his ailing son’s medical situation.

April 6, 2015

Honorable Chief Prosecutor of the Public and Tehran Revolutionary Court, Mr. Jafari Dolatabadi,

Greetings,

Without consulting us authorities are planning on transferring my son Hossein Ronaghi to Shohadaye Tajrish Educational Hospital and I cannot allow my son to be taken to this medical facility without being accompanied by us.

We are concerned that officials might prescribe treatments and inject Hossein with medications that further endanger his health and they could have plans to end Hossein’s life in this manner. I have informed prison officials along with the Prison Inspections Agency and Mrs. Hassani at the Office of Prosecution Follow-Ups that Shohadaye Tajrish is a teaching hospital with no specialty in kidney treatment.

I have asked in the past that they not transfer my son Hossein to any hospital without my permission. I must be updated about my son’s medical situation and be involved in the decisions made pertaining to his health. Since my son needs hospitalization again, it is imperative that I follow-up in a speedy manner in order to prevent what happened last time in the hands of officials resulting in my son losing function in one of his kidneys.

During the past month Hossein’s transfer to a medical facility has been prohibited and he has not been given any of his medication, resulting in his health plunging further. Now that Hossein’s health has worsened as a direct result of the actions of certain officials, they want to take him to the teaching center of Shohadaye Tajrish Educational Hospital, a facility with no expertise in Hossein’s condition.

Last time he was taken to Baqiyatallah Hospital, physicians had made recommendations for Hossein to be hospitalized and undergo surgery, and documents for his treatment were available. But unfortunately we were not informed of this and everything was concealed from us, leading to Hossein losing function in one kidney. The officials involved were directly responsible for worsening Hossein’s physical condition.

I have contacted the Prosecutor’s office, the Prisons Inspection Agency, and prison authorities and told them I will not allow my child to be admitted to Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital. They must let us know when they plan on transferring Hossein to a hospital so that we can be by his side. For we do not trust some of the officials and if we are not present they could use the opportunity to get rid of Hossein.

My request from the honorable Prosecutor is for a speedy inquiry in order to prevent further endangerment of my son’s life, and for an end to his incarceration as soon as possible.

Seyed Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki Father of political prisoner, Hossein Ronaghi Maleki

دادستان محترم دادسرای عمومی و انقلاب تهران جناب آقای جعفری دولت آبادی

۱۷/۱/۹۴ با سلام فرزندم حسین رونقی را بدون هماهنگی و بدون اینکه به ما خبر بدهند به بیمارستان شهدای تجریش میخواهند ببرند و بنده به عنوان پدر حسین رونقی اجازه نمی دهم بدون حضور ما حسین را به مرکز درمانی و آموزشی شهدای تجریش ببرند .

ما نگران هستیم که شاید دارو و یا آمپولی در آن بیمارستان به دستور برخی مسولین دیگر به حسین تجویز کنند که جان حسین را به خطر بیاندازد و شاید قصد از بین بردن حسین را از این طریق داشته باشند .چرا که شهدای تجریش مرکز پزشکی و آموزشی میباشد و هیچ گونه امکانات تخصصی برای درمان کلیه در آن وجود ندارد . وبا وجود اینکه به مسولین زندان و سازمان بازرسی زندانهای کشورو نیز دفتر پیگیری دادستانی خانم حسنی نیز گفته ام .

قبلا گفته ام که فرزند م حسین را بدون اجازه بنده به بیمارستان انتقال ندهند وبا هماهنگی بنده که در نزد پسرم باشم و ما هم از حال و وضعیت حسین آگاه شویم که اگر نیاز به درمان و بستری باشد پیگیر باشم و فرزندم را زودتر درمان نمایم تا مانند دفعه قبل توسط برخی مسولین فرزندم کلیه دیگرش را از دست ندهد و مشکل دیگری برایش ایجاد نشود .

در این یک ماه اجازه درمان وانتقال به بیمارستان ندادند و حتی نگذاشتند دارویی به حسین داده شود و این امر باعث شده حسین وضعیتش بدتر شود و حال بعد از آنکه بیماری حسین به دلیل عملکرد برخی مسولین بدتر شده است می خواهند حسین را بدون هماهنگی به مرکز آموزشی و درمانی شهدای تجریش که هیچ گونه امکانات تخصصی ندارد ببرند.

چرا که قبلا هم که به بیمارستان بقیه الله برده بودند و پزشکان نوشته بودند که حسین هر چه زودتر باید بستری و عمل جراحی و درمان شود و مدارک نیز موجود است ولی متاسفانه به ما خبر نداده بودند و قایم کرده بودند که این امرباعث شد حسین کلیه ش را از دست بدهد و عامل به خطر افتادن جان حسین و بدتر شدن وضعیتش بعضی مسولین مربوطه بودند .

بنده با دفتر پیگیری دادستانی و سازمان بازرسی زندانها ی کشورو مسولین زندان تماس گرفتم و گفتم اجازه نمی دهم فرزندم را به بیمارستان شهدای تجریش ببرند و در زمان انتقال به بیمارستان باید به ماخبر بدهند تا در کنار حسین باشیم چرا که به بعضی از مسولین اعتماد نداریم و امکان دارد دستور بدهند بلایی سر پسرم بیاورند و از نبودن ما در کنار حسین به عنوان فرصتی برای از بین بردن حسین استفاده نمایند .

از داداستان محترم تقاضای رسیدگی فوری و قانونی را تقاضامندم تا جان فرزندم بیشتر از این در خطر نباشد و تقاضای آزادی هر چه زودتر فرزندم را دارم .

سید احمد رونقی ملکی پدر زندانی سیاسی حسین رونقی ملکی

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Hossein Ronaghi Maleki released from Evin prison

Political prisoner and blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was released from Evin prison today.

According to Kaleme blogger and human rights activist Hossein Ronaghi was detained on December 13, 2009 at his home in Malekan close to Tabriz. He was held for 13 months in solitary confinement in Ward 2-A of Evin prison under severe physical torture and psychological duress in a futile effort to extract false televised confessions. Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court later handed him a 15-year prison sentence.

During his time in prison, Hossein Ronaghi who suffers from severe kidney disease resulting from his torture in prison, has launched several hunger strikes in protest of his ill treatment and lack of medical attention while behind bars. He and his family have consistently asked that Hossein be allowed hospitalization outside the prison facility in order to receive vital medical treatment.

The lack of attention to his medical needs throughout the years has exasperated his illnesses to dangerous levels.

According to Kaleme, it is not yet clear if this political prisoner has been released on medical furlough or if his prison sentence has been suspended.

Kaleme http://www.kaleme.com/1393/06/12/klm-196797/

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki

 

 


7 detainees in Rajai Shahr prison announce hunger strike

7 prisoners in Rajai Shahr prison launched a hunger strike on Wednesday April 23rd in protest of the violent assault of detainees in Evin prison Ward 350.

 Following is their letter as provided to Kaleme

Noble people of Iran,

The 1979 Revolution was not one event, but rather a long process in line with the demands and needs of the people of Iran. From the constitutional monarchy onwards it was not by chance that the slogans were liberty, justice and freedom; the leading ideal was the right of the people of the nation for sovereignty over their own future. Unfortunately in the years following the victory of the revolution, officials of the country have repeatedly violated the principles enshrined in the constitution relating to the social rights of the people. The judiciary has not only failed to conduct itself responsibly, but in many cases the institution has itself been the perpetrator of these violations of the law.

Attacking political prisoners, inflicting physical and psychological duress on them and their families is not unprecedented. The abuse of political prisoners by judicial authorities has become acceptable and criminal actions by security personnel in the prisons are routine. It is unfortunate that the officials of the regime do not learn a lesson from their actions that procure short-term results ending with long-term losses.

In the past there has been a lack of fair investigations or punishment for illegal and unethical actions such as the murders of the late Zahra Kazemi, Zahra Bani-Yaghoub, Hoda Saber, Sattar Beheshti, and the bitter tragedy of the violations and crimes that took place in Kahrizak detention center. Unfortunately we have not witnessed any fair probe into the violations and actions of the perpetrators of these vicious crimes. While increasing the gap between the regime and the people of the nation, the judicial authorities have become increasingly harsh and rigid in their dealings with prisoners of conscience and political prisoners.

With these circumstances, the events of Black Thursday opened up fresh wounds for the democracy-loving and freedom-seeking people of Iran.

In the wake of one week after the painful and inhumane event that took place in Evin Ward 350 – the vicious beatings resulting in the terrible injuries sustained by the prisoners and their forceful transfer to solitary confinement – no judiciary, administrative or security official has shown any type of responsible behavior. They have refused to accept accountability for these actions by fabricating deceptive lies in the official media outlets including Seda and Sima state television.

The head of the Prison Bureau who is officially responsible not only blatantly denied the events that took place, but he added insult to injury by ridiculing the inmates. The telling silence and lack of reaction on the part of the Minister of Justice and Intelligence Ministry is inexplicable and suspicious. It seems the gentlemen have forgotten the vote of the nation in June 2013 was “no” to lies, lawlessness, corruption and incompetence and “yes” to the demands of Iran’s Green movement.

Hence we, a group of prisoners of conscience and political prisoners from Ward 12 of Rajai Shahr prison in unison with our friends in Ward 350 of Evin prison, have launched a hunger strike beginning Wednesday April 23rd – in protest of the law-breaking behavior of the judicial and security institutions, and reckless actions of those in charge.

Jafar Shahin Eghdami

Reza Entesari

Massoud Bastani

Saeed Razavi Faghih

Mehdi Mahmoudian

Saeed Madani

Mostafa Neeli

Rajai Shahr Prison

 

http://www.kaleme.com/1393/02/04/klm-181991/

7 prisoners Rajai Shahr hunger strike


Hossein Ronaghi’s father sustained injuries from car accident

Seyed Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, father of Hossein Ronaghi got into a car accident while visiting Tehran from his home in Azerbaijan and unfortunately sustained injuries to his body including a broken nose and dislocated shoulder.

This distressed father spends all his days getting in touch with the Tehran Prosecutor’s office, the revolutionary courts and various judicial institutions in an effort to follow up on the court files and get any update on the situation of his jailed son. However so far his efforts have been futile as his ailing son languishes behind bars in Evin prison.

Seyed Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki left the hospital despite his injuries and doctor’s orders to be hospitalized. He is now in Tehran continuing his follow up work for his jailed son’s affairs.


Letter by Hossein Ronaghi’s father to President Hassan Rouhani

12/1/13

In the name of God the Merciful

The Honorable Dr. Hassan Rouhani, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Greetings

I respectfully inform you that during the past 6 months the interrogating officers of my son Seyed Hossein Ronaghi Maleki have denied him his needed medical care.

This is despite the following:

1-    My son’s blood density has increased and his blood has turned black.

2-    He suffers from gastrointestinal bleeding.

3-    He has renal bleeding, severe kidney disease, burning and frequency of urine.

4-    He is suffering from infectious disease.

It is clear that my son is in a dire and alarming physical situation. The physicians have recommended that he receive immediate medical care and be treated for his maladies. Yet despite this grave situation, he is even barred from his legal right to receive medical furlough. Every time he is taken to the hospital, he is transferred back to prison soon after, causing his sicknesses to regress. He has undergone several surgeries but the operations are rendered useless since he is not allowed recovery time and his ailments revert to their pre-surgery dismal state.

Mr. President,

I ask that you carry out legal justice and implement the constitutional law. I ask that you prioritize your attention to this important matter, because due to the actions of the interrogators, my son’s life is in danger.

Therefore I am making an urgent appeal to you for an immediate follow-up on this case as stipulated by law.

With respect,

Seyed Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki

«به نام خداوند جان و خرد»

ریاست محترم جمهوری اسلامی ایران جناب آقای دکتر حسن روحانی
با عرض سلام
احتراماً به استحضار میرساند بازجویان فرزندم سیدحسین رونقی ملکی در طول شش ماه گذشته حتی اجازۀ درمان او را ندادهاند. این در حالی است که:
1- خون فرزندم در زندان سیاه و غلیظ شده است.
2- خون ریزی دستگاه گوارشی دارد.
3- خون ریزی کلیوی و ناراحتی شدید کلیوی و سوزش ادرار و تکرر ادرار دارد.
4- به بیماری عفونی مبتلا شده است.
که مشخص است چه وضع وخیم و اسفناکی دارد و به این دلایل پزشکان معالج تجویز کردهاند که به فوریت باید تحت معالجه و درمان قرار گیرد. اما با این وضع ناگوار از مرخصی قانونی هم بی بهره است و هر مرحله پس از معالجه باز به زندان برگردانده میشود و باز بیماری وی عود پیدا میکند. وی چند بار هم تحت عمل جراحی قرار گرفته که به همین دلایل باز وضع وی به حالت سابق برگشته و کل درمان بیهوده بوده است. جناب رئیس جمهور اینجانب از جنابعالی اجرای قانون اساسی و عدالت را خواستارم و توجه شما را به این مساله معطوف میدارم که جان فرزندم از طرف بازجویان در خطر است. لذا درخواست رسیدگی فوری طبق قانون را دارم.
با تقدیم احترام. سیداحمد رونقی ملکی-10/09/92

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki