Detained Iranian AIDS doctors’ verdict postponed

alaei-doctorsReports have come in that the fate of two Iranian Aids Doctors on trial for treason still hangs in balance after the verdict was postponed due to an Iranian holiday.  According to the Boston based organization, Physicians for Human Rights, the charges on the doctors were completely fabricated, politically motivated, based on their attendance at international AIDS conferences. Doctors Kamiar and Arash Alaei are brothers and are said to have been instrumental in orchestrating some of Iran’s first AIDS treatment programs.  

An international campaign spearheaded by Physicians for Human Rights, calling for the immediate release of the doctors who were arrested in June 2008. More than 4,000 people from 85 countries have signed a petition calling for the doctors’ release. One of the campaign’s slogans is “Treating AIDS is not a crime”.

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