Hossein Ronagi Maleki was transferred from the hospital back to Evin prison despite his medical treatment not having been completed.
This prisoner’s family told Human Rights House of Iran that their son is suffering from severe kidney disease that could result in kidney failure. Despite being told of the danger, security agents ordered that Hossein be transferred back to Evin prison before the end of his medical treatment.
Added to his kidney disease, Hossein is suffering from stones in his gallbladder. According to the attending physicians, Hossein has already lost 80% of the function in one kidney and 20% in the other, and if he continues to be held in prison without medical attention, he will end up loosing his kidneys.
While he was in the hospital and receiving medical attention Hossein’s hands and feet were shackled to the bed.
Hossein Ronaghi Maleki has been suffering from kidney disease and in desperate need of medical attention with hospital care for months. The first time he was finally allowed to seek medical attention it took four months for him to be transferred to a hospital. This time his treatment was postponed for one month until he was taken to the hospital, then transferred back to prison before ending his treatment.
This blogger and human rights activist was arrested on December 13, 2009 and spent 10 months in solitary confinement in Evin prison. He received a 15-year prison sentence that was upheld by the Tehran appeals court. He is now serving his 15-year sentence in ward 350 of Evin prison and to date he has not had one day off on furlough.
Per orders of the attending physicians, it is imperative that Hossein receive medical attention at a medical facility outside of prison.