25th April 201725th April 2017
Our President was not taken to the hospital today by 16.00 hours. The prison authorities have given a lame excuse that no doctor has given a recommendation for HH to be taken to the hospital. But according to family members that have been to see him today, he appears to have a chest infection. He is coughing and sometimes having difficulties in breathing. He is also complaining of severe body pains.
The ruling by the magistrate was that HH was entitled to medical attention by doctors at a hospital of his choice. The refusal to grant him that right is a clear violation of his rights as a detainee to medical attention and constitutes contempt of court .
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