Monday , 15 July 2024

Iranian Activist Hossein Ronaghi Suffers Autoimmune Disease Post-Prison

Iranwire – Hossein Ronaghi, a prominent activist and former political prisoner in Iran, has disclosed that he is battling an autoimmune disease following his release from prison.

“Unfortunately, after being released from prison, I developed an autoimmune disease,” Ronaghi wrote on X.

He listed a range of symptoms including weight gain, facial puffiness, muscle weakness and stiffness, joint pain, increased blood cholesterol, decreased blood sugar, and temperature sensitivity.

Ronaghi also highlighted ongoing mobility issues, particularly with his left leg.

He said, “The condition of the left leg not improving after the surgery and the length of the treatment period are also symptoms of this autoimmune disease.”

This leg injury, he said, occurred during his detention in front of the prosecutor’s office in 2022.

Several other former political prisoners in Iran have reported developing serious health conditions either during their imprisonment or shortly after release.

They include actress Taraneh Alidoosti and activists Bahareh Hedayat and Narges Mohammadi.