Dr Omar del Pozo, a 47-year-old physician and prisoner of conscience, is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence in Combinado del Este Prison for “revealing state secrets”. There is concern that according to the latest reports his health has deteriorated and in addition to suffering from high blood pressure, apical abscesses, a stomach ulcer and heart and kidney problems, he is also suffering from malnutrition. He is reported to have received harsh treatment and lack of medical treatment in prison. Amnesty International is calling for his immediate release and is seeking assurances that he have access to adequate nutrition and medical care.
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