Even more Alleged Prisoner Abuse

Another prisoner, Artak Hakobyan, has written to Tert that he has been abused in prison. Late last year he sewed up his eyes and went on a hunger strike (this is a different prisoner that sewed his eyes shut than the one I wrote about earlier). In the letter, he says that he was brutally beaten after he uploaded a picture of his sewn-up eyes to the internet. And, when he demanded to be moved to a hospital for prisoners rather than the general population, the prison authorities demanded a bribe to do so.

 

A human rights evaluation group visited the Nubarashen prison and found lots of problems. Ignoring the common issues of insanitary conditions and overcrowding, the most surprising one to me was how families regularly need to bring in food and medicine for the prisoners.

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  1. Pingback: Incremental Progress: Reforming Prisons | Human Rights Work in Yerevan

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