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Iran: Further information on arbitrary arrest/unfair trial/ prisoners of conscience

, Index number: MDE 13/007/2009

Doctors Arash and Kamiar Alaei learned on 19 January that they had been sentenced to six and three years' imprisonment respectively, for “cooperating with an enemy government”. Amnesty International considers them prisoners of conscience, as they appear to have been imprisoned solely in relation to their work with international and specifically US institutions in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention and treatment.

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