Belarus: Physicians detained

December 3, 2020


IFHHRO has sent a letter to the President of the World Medical Association (WMA), requesting the global association of doctors to take appropriate action in support of detained physicians in Belarus.

Over 60 medical specialists have been arrested and detained in the midst of the serious repressive measures by the dictatorial regime of President Lukaschenko. As the letter states: “The detentions are […] a violation of the Right to Health, various WMA declarations and the Geneva Conventions that stress the immunity of medical services including in internal conflicts and unrest.”

Read the letter