Published: 24 Feb 2009
Poghosyan v Georgia
Case No. 9870/07
Judgment date: 24/02/09
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. Poghosyan was sent to Prison No. 6 in Rustavi. After a cystectomy, his lawyer discovered that he had contracted hepatitis C and subsequently made several demands to the Governor of the prison asking for him to be treated by a haematologist in a penitentiary hospital, but to no avail.
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