Thursday, June 18, 2015

Iran: Jailed Iraqi woman on hunger strike in Iran: Basima Al-Jibouri - URGENT ACTION before July 28, 2015

Amnesty International
June 16, 2015
     An Iraqi woman, Basima Al-Jibouri, imprisoned in Iran since 2011, is critically ill: she has been on hunger strike since 8 April. She has served four years of a five-year sentence for “espionage”, apparently imposed for associating with an Iranian diplomat in Iraq.  Basima Al-Jibouri, an Iraqi woman held in Gharchak Prison in the city of Varamin, Iran, started a hunger strike over 60 days ago protesting her lack of access to family visitation, urgent medical care and consular assistance and demanding that she be either released or allowed to serve the remainder of her sentence in Iraq. She was taken to the prison medical clinic on 8 June after she lost consciousness. She was put on intravenous fluids but denied medicine for her heart palpitations and low blood pressure. Amnesty International understands that she has blurred vision and is very weak and lost the ability to stand.

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