The hospital in Jayapura where Jefrai Murib has been getting treatment has been creating difficulties regarding the medical treatment needed by this political prisoner.The chairman of BUK, Bersatu Untuk Keadilan – United for Justice – Peneas Lokbere said that to continue his treatment, he should have been examined again by the doctors on 22 May, and would need to undergo a course of physiotherapy and be given medicine that he needs for the paralysis which has affected the right side of his body.
Lokbere said that they were having to do this because the costs of
the treatment were currently having to be borne by the prisoner’s
Other political prisoners such as Filep Karma
and Ferdinand Pakage were also in need of treatment so attempts to
raise money for them would have to start as soon as possible.
Jefrai’s lawyer refused entry to meet Jefrai
A doctor who is treating the political prisoner Jefrai Murib ordered
Cory Silva, a lawyer acting for the prisoner, to leave the premises of
the hospital. The lawyer had intended to ask the doctor at the
hospital to make the necessary arrangements for the political prisoner
to get the medical treatment that he needs.Examination by doctors had
confirmed that Jefrai Murib has high blood pressure and blood clots
(this is surely DVT – deep vein thrombosis, caused by excessive periods
immobile – Tapol) after having been examined by a team of doctors. ‘The
right side of his body is completely unable to function,’ she said. The
doctor has suggested a course of physiotherapy for him as the condition
had been present for a long time. The doctor said that treatment was
urgent in order to prevent the blood clots from spreading to other parts
of his body.
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