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.
Attacks on health workers and facilities have become a feature of modern war; they are not simply committed by rogue countries or forces.
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.
For PHR members in Canada, we'd like to extend an invitation to an important meeting in Toronto on the case of three Sri Lankan doctors detained earlier this year.
Yesterday Physicians for Human Rights welcomed the release of four doctors in Sri Lanka whom police authorities had detained incommunicado for the past three months. After posting a king's ransom of one million rupees ($8,800), each was allowed to return to Vavuniya, where they are confined until their November 9 hearing.