PHRand its supporters are appealing for the immediate release of theinternationally renowned HIV/AIDS doctor Dr. Arash Alaei from Evin prison in Tehran, Iran. Drs.Arash and Kamiar Alaei were wrongfully convicted in January 2009 on charges ofcommunicating with the enemy government.
Lastyear, Dr. Kamiar Alaei was released and yesterday he spoke at the annualInternational AIDS Society Conference and made a public appeal for the releaseof his brother.
Below is a heartfelt appeal from Kamiar Alaei on behalf of hisbrother. Please take a moment today to sign the petition urging the Supreme Leader of Iran toimmediately release the imprisoned AIDS doctor.
I am delighted to thank all the international organizationsand individuals around the world for their tireless efforts to call for therelease from prison of me and my brother. I am so grateful for theirunconditional, unlimited and unexpected support.
Even though I am far from my country and myimmediate family, I now feel that I am a small member of a worldwide familywhich is beyond borders.
Just as we did before our arrest in 2008, wewill continue to concentrate on health-related issues. We have never ever beeninvolved in politics.
Since my brother just completed half of hisimprisonment this month, he is now qualified to be released immediately basedon Iranian law. First-time prisoners are eligible for early release at thispoint. I hope Arash gets this opportunity to reunite with our family andcontinue his work to promote health.
Please help my brother by sharing this petitionto all your network members.
Youcan also visit IranFreetheDocs.org for more information.