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Update: Current Status of the Doctors Alaei

10/08/2010

Kamiar and Arash have no more legal appeals left. Based on current understanding of political prisoners in Iran, inmates are eligible for release on special pardon occasions (such as religious or state holidays), provided they serve one-third of their respective sentences.

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PHR and ACP Support Saudi Doctors Who Refuse to Harm Patients

09/02/2010

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the American College of Physicians (ACP) have sent a letter to the Saudi Minister of Health to support Saudi physicians and hospitals who have refused to inflict punitive harm on their patients.

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Two Years Too Long: Advocate for the Alaeis Today

07/09/2010

Two years ago, Kamiar Alaei, MD, and Arash Alaei, MD, were arrested in Iran, just as they were preparing to leave for Mexico to present on their innovative harm reduction work at the XVII International AIDS Conference.On July 18, the world convenes again for the XVIII International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria---but will be short two shining stars. Arash and Kamiar remain in jail today.

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British Medical Association Condemns Government Targeting of Doctors in Sudan

06/24/2010

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) reports that the British Medical Association (BMA) has criticized the Government of Sudan for its ill treatment of striking doctors. A BMA spokesman said that it will be writing to the Sudanese authorities "to express serious concerns about potential violations of the fundamental rights of doctors in the Sudan."

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Update on Sudanese Doctors

06/23/2010

Jehanne Henry, Sudan researcher for Human Rights Watch, has said that the arrests [of the doctors] were part of a general clampdown on the opposition following President al Bashir's recent victory in elections that were neither free nor fair.

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