Protesting violations of rule of law and prevailing injustices, activist and blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has launched a hunger strike again.
According to Kalameh, Hossein had previously warned the Judiciary officials that lack of response to his demands will result in his launching a hunger strike.
Hossein Ronaghi, protesting lack of attention to his situation, arrest of the earthquake aid workers, violations of the rule of law, and prevailing injustices launched a hunger strike as of Saturday November 3, 2012.
According to the family of this incarcerated blogger, Hossein blames the agents in the Intelligence Ministry’s office in Tabriz and Tabriz’s Deputy Prosecutor-General as the main cause for the recent damage to his kidneys and for compromising his health.
Hossein had also told his family of the vengeance that the Intelligence Ministry’s agents hold towards him and said he was told by the Intelligence Ministry’s agents that his illness and ultimately his death for them (the interrogators) and for the Islamic Republic is not of any importance.
According to medical doctors and specialists in Evin prison’s clinic, a hunger strike for this political prisoner suffering from acute kidney disease is extremely dangerous and can result in devastating, destructive and irreversible effects on his health.
Previously, in separate letters to the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the Chief Justice Ayatollah Larijani, Hossein had informed them of the assaults and beatings that the earthquake relief volunteers workers suffered at the hands of the Intelligence Ministry’s agents, and had spoken of the harassments they and their families suffered from Intelligence agents in Tabriz.
He had said, “I believe our actions were humanitarian and right, and I will continue to defend helping people as a correct act and am ready to give my life defending this action, and certainly will not remain silent in the face of injustice until such time that fair and just proceedings are held to defend our rights.”
The Intelligence officials and Tehran’s Prosecutor General continue to insist on keeping Hossein Ronaghi imprisoned despite being aware of his dire health and illness. This, when according to medical experts and specialists at Hasheminejad hospital, Hossein must undergo proper treatment outside of prison.