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Haemophiliac Iranian boy 'dies after sanctions disrupt medicine supplies'

A teenage Iranian boy suffering from haemophilia has died due to a shortage of medicine in the country.

It is the first civilian death said to be directly linked to the impact that western economic sanctions are having on the Islamic republic.

Manouchehr Esmaili-Liousi was a 15-year-old from a nomadic tribe based in the mountains near the city of Dezful, in Iran's south-western province of Khuzestan.

He died in hospital after his family failed to find the vital medicine he desperately needed for his disease, Iran's state news agencies reported on Wednesday.

The news was announced by Ahmad Ghavidel, the director of Iran's haemophilia society.

He blamed Esmaili-Liousi's death on the US and EU for their punitive measures against Tehran, which are also hitting imports of medicine and hospital equipment.

Although sanctions are not directly targeting Iranian pharmacies and medical sectors, measures imposed on Iranian banks and trade restrictions have made life extremely difficult for patients across the country, who are facing difficulties in finding medicines made outside Iran.

"This is against human rights … Even in wars, women and children and patients are protected by some impunity based on international treaties,"

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Sadly there is at least one DP member who down-voted this post.

I guess we have war mongering neo-cons here as well.

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We are so awesome!

Killing children around the world for a century! Nobody does the job better than we do.

He must have been a military combatant. He must have deserved it because he chose to be born in Iran.

Look at us, we're killing terrorists BEFORE they become terrorists! Now that is what I call efficient!

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I wonder...

I wonder how many more innocent people will die in Iran before these sanctions (an act of war) end.

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