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Urgent Action update: Jailed cancer patient tortured in prison

Critically ill prisoner of conscience and human right defender Arash Sadeghi is being tortured through the intentional and purposeful denial of his access to cancer treatment, causing him severe pain and suffering. A serious post-operation infection has developed in his right arm due to lack of care in prison, leaving it swollen, paralysed and without sensation. He has also been denied critical bone marrow tests to monitor if his cancer has spread. His life is being put at risk.

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Please write urgently in your own words or using the template letter included in English or Persian to:

Minister of Health Dr Saeed Namaki  
The headquarters building (Sakhteman-e Setad-e Markazi)
Ivanak Boulevard, Farahzadi Boulevard, Qods Town 
Tehran, Iran 
Salutation: Dear Dr. Saeed Namaki

Hamid Mohammadi 
Head of Raja’i Shahr prison
Moazzen Boulevard 
Gohardasht, Karaj, Iran

Also send copies to diplomatic representatives accredited to your country.

HIS EXCELLENCY MR HAMID BAEIDINEJAD Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Prince’s Gate SW7 1PT 020 7225 4208-9 Fax: 020 7589 4440  

Please check with your section before sending appeals after the above date.

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