Imprisoned Blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki Ends Dry Hunger Strike But Remains On A Hunger Strike

Blogger and human rights activist Hossein Ronaghi Maleki who was transferred to hospital in dire health Sunday night, ends his dry hunger strike (refusing food and liquids), but remains on a hunger strike.

According to reports by Kalameh, Hossein’s hospital room was stormed by IRGC agents Tuesday night and he was moved to a different room in the same hospital.

To protest this action by IRGC agents Hossein announced Tuesday night that he will go on a dry hunger strike, but as on Wednesday night he ended his dry hunger strike but remains on a hunger strike.

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was taken to hospital Sunday night in dire health, but despite the danger of loosing his kidney he has refused to be connected to an IV and has refused to end his hunger strike.

This blogger who has been incarcerated for two and a half years without being granted furlough, believes having additional surgery without being granted a medical furlough for post-operation treatment is pointless and therefore refuses additional surgery and will remain on a hunger strike until medical furlough is granted.

A number of political prisoners incarcerated in Ward 350 released a statement yesterday which was published by Kalameh site. In this statement they warned that ignoring Hossein’s situation could put his life in serious danger.

In their statement, they referred to a similar case of another political prisoner, Hoda Saber, who lost his life on hunger strike in prison, due to lack of proper medical treatment.

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki launched a hunger strike last week Saturday. He announced the launch of his hunger strike in a letter to the Leader. In this letter he explained the reason for his hunger strike and said, ” “I protest these illegal practices by launching a hunger strike as of May 26, 2012 and protecting my life is the responsibility of the officials of the Islamic Republic.

Kalameh reported few days ago that Hossein Ronaghi is under pressure to brake his hunger strike and has been threatened with being transfered back to prison. They also have threatened him with a negative media campaign against him.

This blogger and human rights activist has been incarcerated for two and a half years without being allowed any furlough. He was arrested on December 13, 2009 in the city of Makan near Tabriz, and was immediately taken to Ward 2-A of Evin prison in Tehran.

Source: Kalameh


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