Published: 3 Mar 2009
Ghavtadze v Georgia
Case No. 23204/07
Judgment date: 03/03/09
These cases concerned two prisoners serving sentences in Georgian prisons who suffer from hepatitis C and both the lack of adequate and effective medical attention whilst detained and the living conditions in prison, which facilitated the transmission of diseases. Ghavtadze was sentenced to detention in Prison No. 5 in Tbilisi. He contracted numerous serious diseases in prison, specifically hepatitis C and tuberculosis, and was only hospitalised when his symptoms had reached their peak.
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