Jaras: Protesting lack of proper medical treatment in a hospital outside of Evin prison, imprisoned blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki is refusing medical treatment and his medication at Evin prison.
According to Human Rights House of Iran (HARANA), Tehran Public Prosecutor had issued an order few weeks ago for Ronaghi Maleki to be transferred to a hospital outside of Evin for treatment, however, Ronaghi Maleki is still in Evin and not yet transferred to a hospital.
Previously, Ronaghi Maleki, in a letter to the Public Prosecutor had requested to be transferred to a hospital, not shackled and handcuffed. He also had requested to be permitted medical furlough after receiving treatment in the hospital.
Blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has been in prison over 670 days. He suffers multitude of health problems including kidney malfunction, and despite this, his medical furlough has been denied by the Judicial and Intelligence officials.
He was arrested on December 13, 2009 in the city of Makan close to Tabriz. He was immediately transferred to ward 2-A of Evin prison. He was in solitary confinement for ten months under severe physical and psychological torture for the purpose of obtaining false confession and giving an on camera false confession.
He was tried and sentenced to 15 years in prison in Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court. His sentence was upheld by the Appeals Court. He is currently in ward 350 despite dire health condition and urgent need for medical treatment.