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Egyptian doctors' arrest sparks protest

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6976.347a (Published 11 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:347

Egyptian secret police have detained six prominent doctors for alleged involvement in antigovernment activities. They were among a group of 28 professionals who were detained in a series of dawn raids. Those arrested were Essam El-Erian, assistant general secretary of the Egyptian Medical Association; Ibrahim Az-Zaafarani, secretary of the Alexandria branch; Ali Thabit, professor of medicine at Asyut University; Mohammad Abdelghani, chairman of the Zaqaziq branch; and Mohammad Salama and Mohammad Ramadan, both general practitioners.

News of the arrests, which took place late last month, …

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