Hossein Ronaghi Maleki: Prisoner of the day

Human rights activist

Zamaneh: Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, a detained Iranian human rights activist, has called on the head of the Iranian judiciary to prosecute the officials who beat him and other aid workers last month at a relief camp for earthquake victims in northwestern Iran.

Kaleme opposition website reports that in a letter to Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, Ronaghi writes: “the officials violated Article 23 of the constitution by questioning our political beliefs and also violated Article 32 of the constitution by arresting us and holding us in a Tabriz security detention center without stating the charges against us, while subjecting us to severe beatings during the arrest.”

Thirty volunteer aid workers were arrested more than a month ago, after they set up a camp in Eastern Azerbaijan for victims of the earthquake that rocked the region in August. While some were released on bail, others including Ronaghi Maleki remain in custody.

Ronaghi Maleki writes: “I believe that our efforts were humane and right and I continue to defend aiding people for which I am ready to lay down my life. I refuse to remain silent in the face of the injustice the aid workers have been subjected to until a fair judge stands up for our rights.”

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was arrested during the 2009 elections protests for publishing his critique of the government on his blog. He was reportedly held in solitary confinement for more than 300 days. He has been sentenced to 15 years in jail and was on medical furlough on bail when he was arrested in the aid camp in Eastern Azerbaijan.

* Hossein Ronaghi Maleki's letter on Kaleme


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Shame and Fear vs Honour and Bravery....

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Shame and Fear of the Islamist regime with absolutely no poupular support, is best exemplified in the shameful arrest and imprisonment of Iranian volunteers who went to the help of our earthquake victim compatriots, in the face of inaction of the corrupt Islamist regime. 

Honour and Bravry of the Iranian youth is best exemplified by Hossein, this young political activist who uses his medical bail out of the 15 year jail sentence to go to the help of his earth quake victim compatriots.

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."

First Amendment

Before changing the regime.........

by First Amendment on

........I'd like to ask him where he got the necessary fund from, before setting up his rescue camp.............


Regime change for Hossein's sake

by Fred on

The end to 34 years of gross violation of human rights and crimes against humanity by the Messianic Islamist Rapists, “reformers” and all, can only come with regime change.

Backbreaking airtight sanctions plus air/naval quarantine is a must.