September 24, 2015

Russian Federation: Grant Access to Medical Treatment to Amur Khakulov (UA 206/15)




Amur Khakulov is currently awaiting an appeal hearing against a 20 year prison sentence. He is in the pre-trial detention center SIZO-1 in Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria Republic, south of Russia. He is suffering from a chronic kidney disease and is being denied appropriate medical treatment. His life is at risk.
1) Please write immediately in Russian or your own language to the Russian authorities:
  • Expressing grave concern at reports that Amur Khakulov has no access to the necessary medical treatment he urgently requires, and that this puts his life at risk;
  • Pointing out that the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners require that "sick prisoners who require specialist treatment … be transferred to specialized institutions or to civil hospitals" (para. 22 [2]); 
  • Calling for Amur Khakulov to be released early on medical grounds if the immediate provision of the necessary medical treatment cannot be arranged.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with “UA 206/15” in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent,
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.