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PHR Announces Global Day of Action for Dr. Arash Alaei

07/19/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today announced a Global Day of Action for Dr. Arash Alaei during which health professionals, scientists and concerned citizens will appeal to the Iranian authorities for the immediate release of the internationally renowned HIV/AIDS doctor. During today’s Global Day of Action, PHR and its supporters will engage in a social media and viral campaign to call for the release of Dr. Arash Alaei from Iranian prison.

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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights

07/11/2011

Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.

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Dr. Kamiar Alaei

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In Iran, a Brotherhood of Doctors and Patients

New York Times
06/20/2011

Physicians for Human Rights organized prominent AIDS experts in 80 countries to sign petitions, write letters and lobby for them. The brothers did not know about any of this. Arash didn’t even realize that Kamiar had been arrested until several months later, when they went to trial.

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Freed Iranian doctor thanks Hub allies for pushing for release

The Boston Globe
06/17/2011

Freed Iranian Doctor Kamiar Alaei thanks Physicians for Human Rights among others for pushing for his release from Iranian prison. While accepting an award, he calls for the release of his brother, Arash, who remains in jail.

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Jailed Iran brothers win global health prize

AFP
06/17/2011

Iranian doctors Kamiar and Arash Alaei, who were jailed three years ago for allegedly plotting to overthrow their government, were awarded a global health prize for their efforts to treat patients with HIV. The Alaei brothers were the subjects of PHR's campaign, Iran Free the Docs.

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