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Tunisia: Filmmaker jailed for drug use denied health care: Issam Bouguerra

Index Number: MDE 30/6183/2022

Tunisian filmmaker Issam Bouguerra, imprisoned since 24 August 2021 on charges of use and possession of cannabis, suffers from bleeding but prison authorities are denying him access to urgently needed, adequate healthcare. His trial is scheduled for 24 November after a first session set for 6 October was postponed. If convicted, Issam Bouguerra faces up to 15 years in prison. Amnesty International calls on the Tunisian authorities to drop the charges against him and release him as the criminalisation of the use and possession of drugs violates a number of human rights.

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