USA-Iran: NYC Vigil for Alaei Brothers, HIV Doctors Detained in Iran: Wed Sept 24th at Noon

Dr. Kamiar Alaei should be in Albany right now, continuing his 2nd year of doctoral studies at SUNY Albany School of Public Health. Instead, he and his brother, Dr. Arash Alaei – internationally respected HIV/AIDS physicians – have been detained by the Iranian government and are being held without charge. Next week, on Wednesday September 24 at Noon, Physicians for Human Rights and a coalition of health and human rights groups are holding a vigil to call for their release during Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to NYC for the UN General Assembly.

Please attend this important event and call on the Iranian Government to respect the human rights of these two doctors.

Vigil Location: Iranian Mission to the UN, 622 Third Ave.

When: Wednesday, September 24 at Noon

Show your solidarity with the Drs’ Alaei: if you are a medical professional, wear your white coat. If you are coming from academia, wear a university shirt. If you are coming from an NGO, wear your organization’s shirt or insignia. Anything to show the support of the health and human rights community!

More information on this campaign can be found on, where you can also sign a petition in support of Kamiar and Arash.

With your help next week, we can pressure the Iranian Government to release the Dr.’s Alaei so that they can continue their important medical and public health work for the betterment of the people of Iran and the world.

If you can attend, please RSVP to Sarah Kalloch at

Please invite colleagues in the NYC area to attend this important event.

Sarah Kalloch

Outreach and Constituency Organizing Director

Physicians for Human Rights

2 Arrow St. Suite 301

Cambridge, MA 02138

(617) 301-4235


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