Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Iran: Apply Domestic ‌Law & Provide Prisoners with Adequate Medical Care- ONLINE PETITION #HealthCare4Prisoners

Atena Daemi from Tehran, Iran
      My name is Atena Daemi. By the time you read this petition I will probably be in prison.  I have been sentenced to 7 years for my peaceful human rights activism –a fact that has been widely criticized by human rights organizations, including Amnesty International.         Imprisonment is difficult for anyone but, it is especially challenging when you are suffering from an illness and denied medical care. Denying prisoners medical care is a form of torture.
     Today, some of Iran’s bravest and most dedicated activists are imprisoned and suffering because the authorities refuse to provide them with medical care. This is a clear violation of domestic and international law. Additionally, the conditions of prisoners who are detained on non-political and criminal charges are even worst.
Click here for ONLINE PETITION.