Hossein Ronaghi Freed on Bail

Visibly weaker after a 38-day hunger strike, Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi was released on bail yesterday, May 4. According to the web site Journalism Is Not a Crime, the bail “300 million tomans (about $100,000) pending a review of his case.”

Since his return to prison in January, Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi’s health has deteriorated to the point that he was taken to outside clinics on at least two occasions, according to reports on Twitter, but he was not been admitted to a hospital because prosecutors (not doctors) have determined that his condition is not serious.

The blogger’s medical condition is serious: arrested in December 2009 and in and out of prisons since, one kidney has shut down and the other requires immediate attention.

(Below the fold is my post from March 30: “We are His Voice: Hossein Ronaghi.” I will post more as I learn it.)
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We Are His Voice: An Update About Hossein Ronaghi

Since his return to prison in January, Iranian blogger Hossein Ronaghi’s health has deteriorated to the point that he has been taken to outside clinics on at least two occasions, including today, according to reports on Twitter, but he has not been admitted to a hospital because prosecutors (not doctors) have determined that his condition is not serious.
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