A Judiciary official, answering Hossein Ronaghi Maleki making a complaint about the authorities neglecting his and other political prisoners’ situation, responded: “You will eventually die in prison, and after a few weeks of the media noise, everything will become quite.”
The Kaleme website describes a short meeting that the incarcerated human rights activist, Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, had with a Judicial official. They said Maleki received a harsh reaction when he pointed out the problems with poor nutritional quality of food, lack of proper and specialized medical facilities and medication, and the ignoring by authorities of his and other ill prisoners’ situations, being kept in an Improper and unsafe prison environment.
This Judicial authority in response to Hossein Ronaghi’s request for medical furlough said that the Attorney General’s office has not so far received a letter from IRGC Intelligence agreeing with his furlough. This, while many senior Judicial officials have repeatedly spoken of the independence of the Judiciary!
According to medical specialists, Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, in addition to suffering from kidney ailment, has also recently encountered prostate disease and bladder inflammation and in order to continue his treatment requires a stress free environment that provides adequate nutrition along with easy access to doctors and specialists, and specialized facilities.
In recent days, due to the lack of specialized facilities, the lack of access to his treating physicians, and lack of proper nutrition, Ronaghi has encountered gastrointestinal bleeding and has not been able to take his needed medication for his prostate and kidney diseases.
According to previously published reports, while Ronaghi was on a medical furlough, prior to the presidential election, despite his suffering from kidney malfunction and prostate and bladder inflammation problems, he was ordered back to prison by the Attorney General’s office.
Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was among those arrested after the 2009 disputed presidential election. He was arrested by IRGC Intelligence and tried at Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court presided by Judge Pirabbasi, and was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment.
Last August, while Ronaghi was on his first medical furlough, he, his brother and father, Ahmad and Hassan Ronaghi, along with 33 other earthquake aide workers, were arrested at the Sarand earthquake relief workers’ camp in the earthquake-stricken area of Azarbaijan (here).
In that case, Ronaghi was sentenced to 2 years and six months imprisonment on the charges of “Assembly and collusion with intent to act against the national security in the earthquake-stricken areas”, “Threat to public health through distribution of moldy bread”, and “Disobeying police orders”, thus, making his sentence increase to a total of 17 years and six months imprisonment (here).