In its 2019 National Report to the Universal Periodic Review, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran reported that the Citizenship Rights Watch Board carries periodic inspections within prisons and detention centers. According to the Government the body has “received and handled 3,275 complaints and reports, through the complaint system, in relation with civil rights violations. Between 2015 and 2018, a number of 28,504 inspections were carried out to prosecutors' offices, prisons and detention centers.”8 There is no readily available information about the outcome of such inspections. Additionally, there is no readily official and available information as to the number of complaints, their nature and whether they have been adequately investigated and adjudicated in compliance with international standards. There is no readily available information that might suggest that custodial staff has been investigated for cases of denial of medical care as a form of punishment, or cases where medical care was made conditional upon making confessions. In light of the above-mentioned information, the Islamic Republic of Iran has not ensured that medical care for detainees is never made conditional upon their making confessions and that officials who deny medical care to prisoners and detainees or who withhold medication as a form of coercion, as punishment or to elicit confessions are punished. Recommendation Status: This recommendation has NOT been implemented. 8 National Report, UPR 2019, Islamic Republic of Iran, 2

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