Hossein Ronaghi Maleki

Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, the father of jailed blogger Hossein Ronaghi Maleki, began a sit-in on Monday March 18 in front of Evin Prison to protest “the behaviour of the prosecutor and prison officials.

”Saham News reports that Ronaghi Maleki had gone to visit his son, but the officials refused to let him to deliver the items he had brought for his son. These actions reportedly led to the protest by Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki, who is now staging a sit-in at Evin Prison.

The report indicates that the pressure on the Ronaghi Maleki family is increasing, and in addition to refusing the prisoner medical leave, officials are denying the family visits with the prisoner.

Ahmad Ronaghi Maleki insists that the prosecutor must release his son for medical reasons, but the judiciary has refused to address his concerns,

Hossein Ronaghi Maleki was arrested for his political blog in 2009 and has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.