There is no news on the status of the arrested earthquake aid worker activists after they were transferred out of Tabriz prison.
According to reports by Kalameh, the status and whereabouts of the arrested earthquake relief worker activists are still unknown after they were taken by the Intelligence Ministry agents from Tabriz prison.
According to reports, human rights activist Hossein Ronaghi Maleki is in dire health due to being physically assaulted and beaten by the Ahar and Tabriz Intelligence Ministry’s interrogators.
Also, he, along with other detainees, have launched a dry hunger strike and this has caused Hossein Ronaghi’s recently operated on kidneys to suffer bleeding.
Concerns have grown over the health situation of Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, given the fact that the Intelligence and judicial authorities have not allowed him to receive his medication and/or receive treatment.
It is noteworthy that an IRGC official has told a relative of Hossein Ronaghi Maleki that IRGC did not approve the arrest of, and was not aware of Hossein’s arrest.
He said that the approval of the medical furlough of Hossein was coordinated between IRGC and the judicial authorities and, “since Hossein did not have any suspicious political activities, we gave approval for his medical furlough to be extended three times”.
This IRGC official said, “If IRGC was notified of his arrest we would have definitely disapproved it because Ronaghi was charged by the Intelligence Ministry and by IRGC and we were aware of all of his activities. If we had deemed it necessary to arrest him, we would have done it ourselves.”
In the end he added that “The IRGC does not approve of Ronaghi’s continuation of detention”.