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HRW accuses UAE of denying treatment to female detainee with cancer

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HRW accuses UAE of denying treatment to female detainee with cancer

Emirati authorities are mistreating and denying adequate medical care to a terminally ill 42-year-old Emirati woman and refusing her regular contact with her family, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.

 

Alia Abdel Nour, who was diagnosed with breast cancer after her arrest in 2015, was forced to sign a document that stated she was refusing chemotherapy.

 

"Abdel Nour should be allowed to spend her last days watched over by her family, not by prison guards who keep her shackled to a hospital bed," HRW's Middle East and North Africa director Sarah Leah Whitson said in a statement.

 

Abdel Nour was arrested in July 2015, according to her family, and convicted of terrorism in 2017 in a "case marred by due process violations", the rights group said.

 

Read HRW full statement: https://www.hrw.org/news/2019/02/26/uae-cancer-stricken-prisoner-ill-treated

Watch ICFUAE's film screening based on the case of Alia Abdel Nour : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49zJbDOol6Q&feature=youtu.be

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