Amnesty USA - Political prisoners in Iran, including prisoners of conscience, are routinely subjected to inhuman and degrading prison conditions, including overcrowding, poor food and water, dirty and unsanitary facilities, and medical neglect. Many of them suffered severe injuries as a result of torture in custody that have never been properly treated while many others contract chronic and debilitating ailments including kidney and lung infections. Political prisoners, who seek medical leave to enable them to receive urgent or specialized medical care, as permitted under Iranian law, often see their requests arbitrarily rejected and appear to be routinely discriminated against by the prison administration.
The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran - The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran welcomes the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee vote today overwhelmingly supporting human rights in Iran, and urges the Iranian government to comply with UN human rights mechanisms and take concrete steps to address the ongoing violations in the country.
Amnesty International - The hunger strike staged by dozens of prisoners inside Iran’s prisons put the spotlight on the deplorable prison conditions and the denial of medical care by the Iranian authorities. Amnesty International urges the authorities to immediately provide adequate medical care to all prisoners and to ensure that those needing specialized treatment are granted medical leave.
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