Depriving prisoners of medical treatment


Depriving prisoners of medical treatment is a part of the techniques to torture people. Some victims are left to die; others are provided with enough medical treatment to continue suffering. This increases the sense of isolation, and humiliation and prolongs the pain of physical tortures. Sometimes the deprivation is not deliberate, but due to a lack of medical facilities for prisoners, as in the UK.


Denial of medical treatment has been reported in the following countries:

[Africa] Comoros, Mali, Morocco, Tanzania UR, Zambia

[America] Cuba, Guyana, Haiti, Paraguay, Uruguay

[Asia] Afghanistan, Indonesia, Korea Rep

[Europe] USSR

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
07.12.2021 – 00:52 CET