New Delhi| Lending support to the World Medical Association (WMA), the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded release of Egyptian vascular surgeon, Dr Ahmed Said, alongside four others.
“IMA, the largest organization of doctors in India, stands in solidarity with WMA in this cause and strongly condones this act by the Egyptian authorities. IMA demands the release of the Dr Ahmed Said and others on account of basic human rights,” said Dr K K Aggarwal, Secretary General of IMA.
Egyptians authorities have jailed and reportedly tortured an Egyptian vascular surgeon, Dr Ahmed Said, alongside four others, claiming his involvement in protests that took place four years ago.
This has been widely criticized by the international medical community, and would set a dangerous precedent if not dealt with immediately.
As reported by the WMA , the only evidence against the ‘offenders’ was the report of a single National Security officer.