Margaret Salmon, MD, Interview on Kamiar Alaei

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Witnessed: 2694 times

Regions: Iran

Issues: Health, HIV-AIDS, Justice

Tags: detenion, government corruption, prison

Margaret Salmon was a classmate of Kamiar Alaei at the Harvard School of Public Health. Margaret shares a charming anecdote about Kamiar and calls for his release.
Doctor Arash Alaei and Doctor Kamiar Alaei are two Iranian physicians who were detained in June 2008 by Iranian authorities. The physicians, who are brothers, were kept in Tehrans notorious Evin prison for over six months without charges or trial. On December 31, 2008, a one-day, closed-door trial was held, in which the brothers were tried as conspirators working with an enemy government to overthrow the government of Iran. They were also tried at that time on unspecified other charges which neither they nor their lawyer were allowed to know, see the evidence of, or address.
On January 19, the Doctors Alaei were convicted and sentenced under charges of being in communications with an enemy government and seeking to overthrow the Iranian government under article 508 of Irans Islamic Penal Code. Kamiar was sentenced to three years and Arash was sentenced to six.
On January 19, the Doctors Alaei were convicted and sentenced under charges of being in communications with an enemy government and seeking to overthrow the Iranian government under article 508 of Irans Islamic Penal Code. Kamiar was sentenced to three years and Arash was sentenced to six.

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