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Methadone Doctors in IRan Arrested by Iranian Authorities

By Figaro, Oct 2, 2008 | |
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  1. Figaro
    I always bring news with a campaing. Well not always but have done it at least three time.

    I just think that if we have the opportunity to do something about it. We got to stop complaining about the World War on Drugs and then we stay at home under the bed. So you got to come out a little out of the closet. Jump in the water is fine.

    This two brothers started both a Methadone and Syringe Exchange program probrably in Iran who got more heroin addicts than any place else in the world. They have received applauds from the United Nations. And we need to support them too.


    I do not know if you guys have seen the YouTube videos about the progressive program that Iran started about methadone and the Syringe Exchange.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fttlX9SpbZY


    Well the doctors who started this programs in Iran, that was starting to give hope to this addicts in Iran got arrested by Iranian authorities and we do not know exactly why and they do not know where this Doctors are now. Please help their supporters. Help this doctors, AIDs is no joke.


    http://www.iranfreethedocs.org/




    Pass it on, this information is important for all of us sake!!!
    Stop this Stupid War on Drugs. There is so much myth, misinformation and censurship. We need to stop the silence that underminding us from doing the right thing.

    Figaro added 13 Minutes and 23 Seconds later...



    Petition to the Government of Iran[FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Physicians for Human Rights is urging the Iranian government to end the incommunicado detention of Drs. Arash Alaei and Kamiar Alaei, two Iranian physicians who have reportedly been detained in Iran by Iranian authorities. The physicians, who are brothers, were apparently arrested at the end of June, 2008 and their current whereabouts are unknown. The doctors are experts on HIV/AIDS and have worked for many years on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment activities in Iran and internationally. PHR calls on the government of Iran to disclose their whereabouts, provide them access to lawyers and family, and either to charge them with an internationally recognized crime or release them immediately.

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Physicians for Human Rights is urging the Iranian government to end the incommunicado detention of Drs. Arash Alaei and Kamiar Alaei, two Iranian physicians who have reportedly been detained in Iran by Iranian authorities. The physicians, who are brothers, were apparently arrested at the end of June, 2008 and their current whereabouts are unknown. The doctors are experts on HIV/AIDS and have worked for many years on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment activities in Iran and internationally. PHR calls on the government of Iran to disclose their whereabouts, provide them access to lawyers and family, and either to charge them with an internationally recognized crime or release them immediately.

    Dr. Kamiar Alaei is a doctoral candidate at the SUNY Albany School of Public Health and is expected to resume his studies there this fall. In 2007, he received Master of Science in Population and International Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.

    His brother Arash is the former Director of the International Education and Research Cooperation of the Iranian National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.

    Since 1998, Dr. Arash Alaei and his brother, Kamiar Alaei, have been carrying out programs dealing with HIV/AIDS, particularly focused on harm reduction for injecting drug users in the war-torn province of Kermanshah, on the West Coast of Iran.

    Since 1986, the Alaei brothers have sought the integration of prevention and care of HIV/AIDS, sexually-transmitted infections, and drug-related harm reduction, into Iran's national health care system.

    In addition to their work in Iran, the Alaei brothers have held training courses for Afghan and Tajik medical workers and have worked to encourage regional cooperation among 12 Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries. They were key organizers of a tri-national meeting in 2004 in Tehran to discuss harm reduction and substitution treatment in Iran, Tajikistan and Afghanistan. At that meeting, Iran's programs proved to be inspiring role models for the region, according to medical experts who participated in the meeting. The Drs. Alaei's work has addressed the most disadvantaged populations and patients in the country.

    You may access the petition at http://72.52.218.54/~iranfree/. Please sign it and distribute it broadly.

    The following announcement was sent by the Canadian Harm Reduction Network. Please visit their website, check it out and support them by becoming a member.
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