May 10, 2011
Blogger and human rights activist Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki was transferred to hospital for treatment after several weeks of delay in his treatment. As a result of the long delay in his treatment, he had to undergo a difficult 6 hour long surgery. His family told the Human Rights House of Iran that he was transferred to prison even though he was in need of further treatment according to his physicians.
He had been suffering from kidney infection in prison and was deprived of medical attention for a long time. He was in need of at least a one month medical furlough.
Ronaghi has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.