Renowned physician Dr. Kamiar Alaei, who was imprisoned for his HIV/AIDS work in Iran, said on Thursday the Iranian government has tried to diminish the significance of the coronavirus epidemic and that disagreement between government sectors confused medical staff and the public.
Renowned HIV doctors praised for their work by the World Health Organization Kamiar and Arash Alaei attend 2015 Physicians For Human Rights Gala on April 28, 2015 in New York City. (AP)
Tehran politicizing COVID-19
Iranian cabinet members wearing face masks and gloves attend their meeting in Tehran on March 18, 2020. (AP)
Iran should release prisoners “without discrimination”
Relatives of a victim who died from the new coronavirus, mourn at the gate of a cemetery in the city of Ghaemshahr, in north of Iran on April 29, 2020. (AP)