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Iran: Further information on Prisoners of Conscience: New concern: Medical Concern

, رقم الوثيقة: MDE 13/034/2000

Mehrangiz Kar, who is on trial in connection with her participation at a social and cultural conference in Berlin, in April 2000, has reportedly been denied permission to seek urgent medical attention outside Iran. Following her release on bail on 21 June 2000, after approximately two months’ detention, Mehrangiz Kar was diagnosed with breast cancer. She has reportedly undergone a mastectomy and a course of chemotherapy in Iran but reportedly now requires urgent medical treatment overseas.