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Concern for AIDS experts detained in Iran

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Matt Williams
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Concern for AIDS experts detained in Iran
Posted on: July 24 2008, 09:47 am

Pink news - Concern for AIDS experts detained in Iran
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-8444.html

Two brothers who are pioneers in the prevention of HIV transmission in Iran have been held by the authorities without charge for nearly a month.

Arash and Kamyar Alaei, both doctors, should be released immediately, said New York-based Human Rights Watch.

The Iranian authorities have not made any public statements about where they are being held, or why.

It is unknown if they will face any charges.

Human Rights Watch - Iran: Release Detained HIV/AIDS Experts
http://hrw.org/english/docs/2008/07/21/iran19409.htm

Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in London can be contacted here:
http://www.iran-embassy.org.uk/?l=e
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Paul Clift
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Re: Concern for AIDS experts detained in Iran
Reply #1 on: August 13 2008, 10:09 pm

This was raised pretty robustly in one of the IAS Mexico Conference plenaries last week. Do we know of any developments since then?
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Matt Williams
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Re: Concern for AIDS experts detained in Iran
Reply #2 on: August 16 2008, 04:35 pm

Yes, they've been charged with using international HIV confences to plot a "velvet revolution" >cough<

International Herald Tribune - Iran slaps security charges on physician brothers
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/08/02/africa/ME-Iran-Physicians-Charged.php

"Iran's semiofficial ISNA news agency says that two brothers - physicians known for their work on AIDS - have been charged with violating national security.

"The report Saturday quotes deputy Tehran prosecutor Hassan Haddad as saying the two used conferences on AIDS to 'recruit individuals' to topple Iran's government."

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