Tag archive of health

Lawyer warns of deteriorating health of Leyla Yunus in jail

    The medical condition of imprisoned human rights defender Leyla Yunus remains serious, reported her lawyer, Elchin Sadigov, on November 24.   According to the lawyer, Yunus suffers from digestive problems, which are exacerbated by her diabetes and liver cirrhosis.   Sadigov says that they have not received a response to their request to transfer Leyla Yunus to the medical facility of the Baku Detention Facility, where she

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Human rights defender Intigam Aliyev needs treatment

    Najmin Kamil, the son of the imprisoned human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev, talked about his father’s prison conditions on November 23.    Najmin said that it is impossible for a person with his father’s medical issues to stay healthy in closed prison conditions, but that Intigam Aliyev remains strong nonetheless.   “My father’s health is increasingly deteriorating. He urgently required a medical examination and

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Leyla Yunus’ health deteriorates sharply

    The jailed human rights defender Leyla Yunus’ health has severely deteriorated, her lawyer Elchin Gambarov reported on November 17.   Yunus has not been transferred to the prison medical facility despite her poor health, and nor is she receiving the medicatios prescribed by her German doctor.   Gambarov said that Leyla Yunus’ poor physical health is also affecting her mental wellbeing, and that the failure to move his

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Jailed human rights defender Leyla Yunus gives statement about her health

  On 30 September, human rights defender Leyla Yunus, currently being held at the Baku detention facility, provided a telephone update on her medical condition to Turan Information Agency Director Mehman Aliyev. Yunus said that she had refused a blood test that morning. She told Turan that in December 2014, she had been placed into a punishment cell for a similar action, and is worried that this could happen again.   “The responsibility

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ALERT: Avaz Zeynalli’s health is deteriorating

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) is alarmed by reports of the deteriorating health of Khural newspaper chief editor Avaz Zeynalli who is currently serving a pre-trial detention. IRFS considers Zeynalli to be detained in violation of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (more…)

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