Hossein Ronaghi Maleki Transferred to the Medical Center
HRANA News Agency – Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, imprisoned in Evin prison was transferred from prison for an examination by an orthopaedist to the hospital and returned to prison after the examination on Wednesday 9 March.
Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki said in an interview with HRANA’s reporter: “Today is Wednesday, Persian date Esfand 19, Hussein was taken to a private orthopaedic specialist clinic due to the vertebrae and the lumbar problem, and was transferred to prison after the examination.”
Ronaghi-Maleki’s father said: “My son should not remain in prison because of many diseases and health problems due to lack of medical facilities in the prison.”
A close relative of Hossein Ronaghi told our reporter: “Hossein Ronaghi should have gone to the hospital a week before returning to the prison for bone marrow tests which was opposed by the prosecutor and the prisoner currently is being held in Evin prison in Ward 7.”
“Angina, kidney problems, swelling of the face, stomach bleeding, blood density, eye infections, lung problems and breathing difficulties” are among other problems on the basis of which Hossein Ronaghi’s family have requested certificate of intolerance of punishment.
Hussein Ronaghi, human rights activist and blogger was arrested in 2009.
Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court sentenced him to 15 years in prison after 10 months of detention in Ward 2-A of Evin prison, on the October 13, 2010. The charges against him in court were titled as “membership in the Iran Proxy network, insulting the leader and insulting the president”.
The sentence was upheld by Branch 54 of the Appeals Court and after that Ronaghi was transferred to Ward 350 of Evin prison.
The prisoner is now in Ward 7 of Evin prison, in contrary to the principle of separation of offenses and without medical care and in poor conditions.