Internationally renowned Drs. Aresh and Kamiar Alaei, arrested while treating HIV/AIDS in their native Iran, talked about their experience and the lessons for lawyers at an event, Feb. 1, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Room 200.
The doctors' sister, Mahnaz Alaei, discussed the impact of the ordeal on their family, and Albany Law Professors James Gathii, Mary Lynch and Alicia Ouellette offered comment. Professor Stephen Gottlieb moderated.
Drs. Aresh and Kamiar Alaei were arrested in 2008 and charged with plotting against the Iranian government, as well as with communicating with an enemy government. At the time, the brothers ran HIV/AIDS treatment clinics that focused on IV drug users.
The event, titled "Prisoners of the Iranian Regime: Lessons for Lawyers," was free and open to the public. Contact Hanok George for questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.