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Hurriyat concerned about ‘health of prisoners’

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Srinagar, July 20, 2018: Hurriyat Conference G today expressed deep anguish and concern over the ‘worsening’ health condition of prisoners, saying “they are being ill-treated and subjected to mental and physical torture in jails.”

In a statement issued here today, a spokesman of Hurriyat while blaming jail authorities for the death of late Gh Hassan Malik alias Noor Khan, said no proper and specific treatment was provided to him.

“Kashmiri inmates in Jails are subjected to inhuman deprivation of medical treatment. Unavailability of medicines and medical care and substandard quality of food is taking tool on their health,” said the statement.

The statement appealed international human rights organizations to take cognizance and visit the jails and see for themselves the plight of these prisoners.

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