This week marks Nowruz, or the Persian New Year, in Iran. On this Nowruz, Amnesty International wants to remember several courageous prisoners of conscience in Iran--- including Drs. Kamiar and Arash Alaei---with Nowruz greetings. PHR is pleased to support Amnesty's call to action, which will send a message of hope and solidarity to Kamiar and Arash and other human rights activists in Iran.
One year ago, Dr. Kamiar Alaei and his brother Dr. Arash Alaei were sentenced to prison in Iran. Iranian officials accused the brothers of using trips to AIDS conferences in the US and around the world to foment a velvet revolution.
I just returned from an inspiring ANAC conference. It is always fun, fabulous and totally energizing to be around ANAC members, who are deeply committed to stopping AIDS, supporting people living with AIDS and building an amazing community of caregivers, educators and advocates.
Stand in solidarity with political prisoners unjustly detained in Iran by taking part the Global Day of Action for Iran on July 25 in cities around the world.
The current H1N1 swine flu epidemic demonstrates the critical need to promote international cooperation in combating infectious diseases. Without open communication among scientists and public health specialists, lethal pandemic disease can unexpectedly erupt.