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Campaigners seek release of Iranian doctors

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 16 September 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1699
  1. Peter Moszynski
  1. 1London

    Concern is growing for the welfare of two doctors who have been held without charge in Iran for almost three months. The two brothers, Arash and Kamiar Alaei, are both world renowned specialists in HIV and infectious diseases. Kamiar is currently a PhD candidate in New York, while Arash had been scheduled to speak at the recent international AIDS conference in Mexico City, where numerous demonstrators drew attention to his absence.

    For more than a decade the Alaei brothers have fought for the prevention and treatment of HIV and …

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