Support Medical Parole for Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali!

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We are advocating for Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali. Dr. Djalali is a scholar of disaster medicine who has been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death.  Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali is an Iranian-born resident of Sweden who teaches at universities in Italy and Belgium. His work involves frequent international scientific collaboration.  Since his arrest in April 2016, Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali has been refused medical care despite rapidly deteriorating health. On November 19, 2018, Dr. Djalali had an urgent operation on a clutched inguinal hernia. Following the operation, Dr. Djalali was immediately transferred back to Evin Prison and was visited by a specialist who conducted a series of blood tests. Dr. Djalali was informed that his bone marrow cells have severely weakened which indicates a high possibility of leukaemia. On the recommendation of the Evin Prison doctor, Dr. Djalali was scheduled to see a blood and cancer specialist at a hospital on February 5. However, prison authorities prevented him from going.

Dr. Djalali’s case has been supported by Scholars at Risk (SAR). The SAR network works to protect researchers and academics across the world who have been targeted by their governments for their political opinions and research outcomes. The SAR network uses a range of advocacy and human rights protection tools to raise awareness of these violations and find ways to protect targeted individuals.