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Imprisioned Iranian journalist Ganji refrains from accepting medical treatment

Tehran, Aug 4, IRNA-Jailed Iranian journalist Akbar Ganji whose health conditions have reportedly worsened, refrains from receiving medical treatment, a hospital official said in Tehran on Wednesday.

Akbar Ganji

Spokesman for Milad Hospital where Ganji was admitted for a knee surgery on July 18, Sirous Tabesh, told IRNA that Ganji was not cooperating with the medical team in any possible way.

Tabesh described Ganji's refusal as being "dangerous" for his health under his current conditions.

"Ganji has not been cooperating with the medical team and this situation aggravated Wednesday compared to the previous days," he said.

Vigil in front of Ganji's house on Sat. July 30

Ganji was sentenced to six years in prison in 2001 after he wrote a series of articles linking senior officials to the murder of political dissidents.

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