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Sudanese Doctors Released! Thanks for Your Advocacy
Many thanks to the more that 800 of you, from more than 30 countries (including Burma, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Ireland, Israel and Iceland), who urged the Sudanese government to release members of the Doctors' Strike Committee who were detained in early June.We got great news on Friday, June 25: after protracted negotiations between the Committee and the government, the doctors have been released. The Committee ended the strike after Government promised to release the doctors and the Ministry of Health agreed to follow the 2003 agreement regarding salaries and working conditions.Check out this article from the Sudan Tribune for more details. The Tribune reports two doctors may have been tortured during their time in detention; PHR urges the government of Sudan to investigate this alleged crime and to ensure the detained doctors have access to medical care.PHR will continue to follow this case and keep you posted on any new developments. Thanks again for your advocacy. Thanks to the voices of many, Dr. Alhadi Bahkeit, Dr. Ahmed Alabwabi, Dr. Ashraf Hammad, Dr. Mahmoud Khairallah, Dr. Abdelaziz Ali Jame, and Dr. Ahmed Abdullah KhalafAllah are free.