Health taken hostage: cruel denial of medical care in Iran’s prisons

Jul 18
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Amnesty International
Monday, 18 July 2016

Iran’s prison regulations broadly conform with international law and standards, and if implemented properly, would protect the right of prisoners to receive timely access to medical care. In reality, however, these regulations are flouted in practice and political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, are denied adequate medical care – a key human right which under international law and standards must not be adversely affected by imprisonment.

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