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Hossein Ronaghi Maleki Remains in Solitary Confinement

ژوئن 3, 2010 بیان دیدگاه

RAHANA – In a phone call on May 31, blogger and rights activist, Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, told his family that he remains in dire physical condition in a solitary cell in Tehran’s Evin prison.
According to a RAHANA reporter, during the short phone call, Ronaghi described the conditions in his cell as deprolable. His voice was shaking during the conversation, and his family is extremely worried over his well-being.
Ronaghi has been banned from talking about his physical condition in future phone calls.

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Sign the petition to save Hossein Ronaghi Maleki-Babak Khorramdin

ژوئن 1, 2010 بیان دیدگاه

Our dear friend and vital human rights activist Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki (also known under the alias Babak Khorramdin) has been imprisoned by the Iranian Regime since December 13, 2009. During this time there has been little mention regarding his situation and painfully little effort given towards campaigning for his freedom.
Hossein was a member of IranProxy creating anti-filter software for opposing censorship. Before his detainment, he dedicated his time and energy to gathering information about prisoners, creating websites and petitions for them to be set free, as well as writing his own blog campaigning for freedom of expression.
Throughout his detention, Ronaghi-Maleki has been subjected to excruciating physical and psychological torture techniques by his interrogators who want him to participate in televised confessions. He has gone on hunger strike to protest the harsh conditions of his detention and unlawful actions of the intelligence and judicial authorities. 3 days after he started a hunger strike, on May 24, 2010, he was placed in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin Prison. On May 31 he was allowed a prison visit with his Mother after she staged a hunger strike outside of Evin. This was the 3rd time in 6 months that the blogger was able to visit with his family. He is said to be in weak physical condition and has difficulty speaking.
Please join the fight to save Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki, the way he fought for us, and continues to fight. Sign the petition to condemn the severe injustices and oppression of the Iranian Islamic Regime. Write for him, petition for him.

Ronaghi Maleki was Allowed a Prison Visit after his Mother Staged Hunger Strike outside Evin

ژوئن 1, 2010 بیان دیدگاه

RAHANA – Ronaghi’s family, who had been informed of his critical physical condition during a phone call earlier, had asked Tehran’s Prosecutor in a meeting to authorize a face-to-face prison visit for their son. Their requests were turned down by the prosecutor.
One of Ronaghi’s relatives told a RAHANA reporter, “The prosecutor’s refusal to authorize the visit coincided with news of Ronaghi’s hunger strike, along with Tavakoli and Goudarzi, being widely published by the media. The family who was aware of Ronaghi’s kidney problems insisted on having a prison visit with their son.”
The relative went on to say, “After she heard the negative answer to the family’s visit request, Hossien’s mother decided to go on a hunger strike.” بیشتر بخوانید…

Iranian Authorities Responsible for Health & Safety of Tavakoli & Ronaghi-Maleki, 2 Prisoners of Conscience on Hunger Strike

مه 30, 2010 بیان دیدگاه

RAHANA – Press Release
May 25, 2010
Reporters and Human Rights Activists of Iran express their deepest concern over the inhumane detention conditions of Iranian political prisoners and prisoners of conscience, including Majid Tavakoli and Hassan Ronaghi-Maleki. Iranian authorities and the Judiciary in particular have full responsibility for the safety and well beings of Tavakoli and Ronaghi-Maleki, 2 political prisoners who have gone on hunger strike to protest their detention conditions and the ongoing violations of their rights.
Long periods of solitary confinement combined with torture and other illegal types of pressure, various illnesses and lack of medical treatment have put lives of many prisoners at grave danger. بیشتر بخوانید…

Hunger Strike Day 5: Tavkoli’s Condition Deteriorates, No News on Ronaghi’s Fate

مه 30, 2010 بیان دیدگاه

RAHANA – Concerns mount over the physical conditions of Majid Tavakoli and Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki as they enter the 5th day of their hunger strikes. Tavakoli, who suffers from lung problems, is said to be in critical condition, has started to bleed in the stomach and is no longer able to speak.
On May 23, Tavakoli started a hunger strike to protest his transfer to solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin Prison. Many human rights and political activists have joined Tavakoli in his hunger strike, and have staged sit-ins outside Iranian embassies and offices of international organizations.
According to RAHANA, there is no information on the fate of Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki. His parents have come to the capital to seek information, but their efforts have been to no avail.
Ronaghi-Maleki was last heard of 2 days ago, when he was in his 3rd day of hunger strike. During a short phone call to his family, the blogger was not able to speak, and his family could not understand his words.
Majid Tavakoli, a student activist, was arrested on December 7, 2009, and subsequently sentenced to 8 years in prison. Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki remains detained at Ward 2A of Evin Priosn, since his arrest on December 13, 2009.
In a press release on May 25, Reporters and Human Rights Activists of Iran announced that they hold the Iranian authorities responsible for the safety and health of both activists.

Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki Placed in Solitary after Hunger Strike

مه 30, 2010 بیان دیدگاه

RAHANA – On May 24, blogger, university student and human rights activist, Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki (Babak Khorramdin), was placed in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin Priosn, 3 days after he started a hunger strike to protest his ongoing arbitrary detention and the lack of medical treatment.
According to a RAHANA reporter, Ronaghi’s relatives have said that he is in poor health and his severe kidney problems have remained untreated.
In a short phone call, which was arranged by intelligence agents, Ronaghi told his parents (who are not Tehran residents) that he is under pressure as a result of their presence in the capital as well as their efforts to seek information. The blogger said that he has been ordered to ask his parents to return to their city. Ronaghi’s cough bursts disrupted the short phone call repeatedly, making it impossible for his parents to understand his words.
Intelligence agents and interrogators have in the past put Ronaghi under pressure on several occasions to force him into making false televised confessions; the rights activist, however, remains defiant and has refused to collaborate with the interrogators.
Ronaghi has been allowed 2 face-to face visits with his family during his 6 months of detention, is still under interrogation, and has yet to be tried.

Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki under Increasing Pressure to Confess

مه 30, 2010 بیان دیدگاه

RAHANA – Nearly 5 months after his arrest on December 13, 2009 and his subsequent detention at Ward 2A in Evin, Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki has once again come under pressure to make televised confessions and to make statements in support of last year’s presidential election results.

According to a RAHANA reporter, Ronaghi-Maleki’s interrogators have severely beaten him on several occasions, demanding that the young man, who is an expert in computers and the Internet, cooperate. Faced with his refusal, the interrogators have threatened him with a lengthy jail term بیشتر بخوانید…