- Name: Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki (aka Babak Khoramdin)
- Country: Iran
- Status: Jailed
- Blog: http://babek-khorramdin.blogspot.com/
Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki is an Iranian blogger and political dissident who was imprisoned in 2009 for his role in the post-election riots that erupted in Iran. He is known for his blogs, which he wrote under the pen name Babak Khorramdin.
Ronaghi-Maleki was arrested alongside his brother, Hassan, on December 13, 2009 for renewing proxies that allowed journalists and political activists to circumvent the government’s website bans following last year’s contested presidential elections.
On October 3rd, Ronaghi-Maleki was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. Neither his lawyer nor his family were present for the verdict.
While in jail, Ronaghi-Maleki’s health quickly deteriorated. He suffered from heart and kidney complications, brought on by the torture he underwent during imprisonment. After being denied medical attention by prison officials, Ronaghi-Maleki began a hunger strike to protest his maltreatment and torture. In response, he was placed in solitary confinement. On July 2, 2012, Ronaghi-Maleki was granted furlough from Evin Prison after paying ten billion rials (approximately $815,000) in bail. The furlough has ended and Ronaghi-Maleki remained imprisoned and in need of medical attention.