Posted: 03 Jun 2015 08:14 PM PDT
Today marks day 110 of the unjust and politically motivated incarceration of Dato' Seri Anwar Ibrahim. Amnesty International has declared him as a prisoner of conscience.
While his spirit remains indefatigable, we have observed that for some weeks now Datuk Seri Anwar has shown visible loss of weight. We have been informed by his family and his team of lawyers who have seen him in prison that he has lost up to 6 kgs to date which is very worrying if that weight loss continues. The party leaders are also informed that he has presence of blood regularly in his stool which requires urgent medical assessment and treatment. Datuk Seri Anwar’s blood pressure has also been irregular and was recently as high as 163/108 despite being on medication.
On top of all this, he is suffering from a full thickness tear of his right shoulder capsule ( from an injury which took place a year ago ) and which still causes him pain and discomfort now in detention. This injury requires an MRI scan, treatment, and possibly even surgery, for a full recovery.
We are also informed that Datuk Seri Anwar has made repeated requests for medical treatment and hospitalisation which regrettably have been delayed. Even a simple request for an MRI on his shoulder had seen no response for many weeks. We acknowledge however that he has received a number of visits by doctors sent from the Ministry of Health who were monitoring his condition.
However we were informed by his lawyers who had visited him over the last two days that he will finally be hospitalised on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at HKL for a full check up, observation and treatment.
KEADILAN and the family regrets that his hospitalisationhas been delayed. We demand that Datuk Seri Anwar be given the full medical attention and care that he requires. The Home Minister Datuk Zahid Hamidi must guarantee that Datuk Seri Anwar will be allowed to remain in hospital for as long as it takes for a thorough evaluation of his health and for all necessary treatment to be given.
Anything less would be a further violation of his rights as a political prisoner.
The party will be seeking regular updates on his health through his family and lawyers who must be given full access to him during his hospitalisation.
Datuk Johari Abdul
Nurul Nuha Anwar
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