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.
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 Honduran army has been ordered to arrest Luther Castillo, MD, a Honduran physician and advocate for the health of the rural poor of Honduras. If Dr. Castillo resists arrest, the army has orders to shoot him.
The Honduran army has been ordered to capture Luther Castillo, MD, and shoot him if he resists arrest, the Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) reports. Dr. Castillo, an indigenous Graifuna physician, is an advocate for the health of rural Hondurans and has spoken out against the recent coup.
I was recently interviewed about three Sri Lankan physicians who treated civilians and disseminated information on the health crisis in the conflict zone. You can listen to the four-minute interview, above.