arash sadeghi, iranian student activist goes on hunger strike

Taken from the Iranian website Eshterak


On Thursday May 24th, Arash Sadeghi, the Iranian student and political prisoner finally was allowed to receive visitation from his grandfather after 130 days of detention. This visit took place in section 209 of Evin prison in Tehran and lasted less than 5 minutes in presence of the interrogator.

According to Arash’s grandfather, they had shaved all his head. He seemed so slim and weak, that he first couldn’t recognize Arash.

Arash in this short visit told his grandfather that all this time he had been kept in solitary confinement and in order not to proceed with his case, after a period of pressure, his interrogations take place only every 20 days.

During the visit Arash Sadeghi announced that he has launched a hunger strike since May 24th to support Hossein Ronaghi until his rightful demands are not met.

Hossein Ronaghi is an Iranian political prisoner and blogger who suffers from severe kidney disease and according to doctors, needs to be urgently operated. Despite this, the Iranian authorities refuse to allow him to receive medical treatment. To protest against such inhumane situation Hossein Ronaghi has gone on hunger strike. Doctors say a hunger strike would seriously endanger his life and could be mortal to Hossein.


Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki (Babak Khorramdin) Iranian blogger, human rights activists and one the members of Iran Proxy, was arrested on December 13, 2009, but under pressure exerted by intelligence agents, his family and his friends had been forced to keep the news of his arrest secret.

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. On May 24 he was placed in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin Priosn, 3 days after he started a hunger strike.

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