06/11/2018

Urgent Action: GRAVE HEALTH CONCERNS FOR DETAINEE WITH CIRRHOSIS (Moldova: UA 111.18)


Moldovan businessman Serghei Cosovan is unable to access essential health care in pre-trial detention for his acute cirrhosis. The authorities are ignoring medical grounds to support treatment in an external specialised hospital and have recently remanded him to 30 more days in pre-trial detention. Serghei Cosovan’s health is rapidly deteriorating and there are serious risks to his life.

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Moldovan businessman Serghei Cosovan is unable to access essential health care in pre-trial detention for his acute cirrhosis. The authorities are ignoring medical grounds to support treatment in an external specialised hospital and have recently remanded him to 30 more days in pre-trial detention. Serghei Cosovan’s health is rapidly deteriorating and there are serious risks to his life.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Asking that Serghei Cosovan have access to timely and adequate health care, including being hospitalized in an external specialised hospital deemed necessary by health professionals;
  • Highlighting that the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (the Mandela Rules) require that “sick prisoners who require specialist treatment …be transferred to specialised institutions or to civil hospitals” (para. 27 [1]).

Contact these two officials by 23 July, 2018:

Head of Penitentiary 16
Igor Patraşcu
Sect. Buiucani, Com. Pruncul
Chishinau, Moldova
Fax: +373 22 61-54-86
Salutation: Dear Mr. Patraşcu

Igor Munteanu, Ambassador of Moldova to the United States
2101 S Street NW, Washington DC 20008
Phone: 202 667 1130 | Fax: 202 667 2624
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @MoldovaEmbUS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoldovainUS
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
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