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RESOLVED CASES

The Committee on Human Rights (CHR) has learned about the resolution of the cases of scientific colleagues listed below.

  • Hassan Salman Matooq, Bahraini nurse; released March 23, 2014
  • Tarek Loubani, Canadian medical doctor; released October 11, 2013
  • Faruk Yarman, Turkish engineer; acquitted on appeal October 9, 2013
  • Cyril Karabus, South African pediatrician; acquitted March 21, 2013, permitted to leave the UAE May 17, 2013
  • Sa'eed Mothaherr Habib al-Samahiji; Bahraini ophthalmologist; released April 24, 2013
  • 23 Bahraini health professionals; acquitted March 2013
  • Valentin Danilov, Russian physicist; released on parole November 24, 2012
  • Truong Quoc Huy, Vietnamese economist; released August 2012
  • Nine Bahraini health professionals; acquitted June 14, 2012
  • Wenceslao Mansogo Alo, Equatorial Guinean medical doctor; released early June, 2012
  • Ahmad To'meh, Syrian dentist; released late 2011
  • Nasser bin Ghaith, UAE economist; released November 28, 2011
  • Rafah Nashed, Syrian psychoanalyst; released November 15, 2011
  • Kamal al-Labwani, Syrian medical doctor; released November 15, 2011
  • Maung Thura, Myanmarese dentist/comedian; released October 12, 2011
  • Masaud Jahromi, Bahraini engineer; released September 12, 2011
  • Arash Alaei, Iranian medical doctor; released August 28, 2011
  • Huang Qi, Chinese engineer; released June 10, 2011
  • Maksim Popov, Uzbek psychologist; released June 9, 2011
  • Muhannad al-Hassani, Syrian lawyer; released June 2, 2011
  • Tuhama Maaruf, Syrian dentist; released June 2, 2011
  • Ebrahim Yazdi, Iranian pharmacologist; released March 20, 2011
  • Oscar Biscet, Cuban medical doctor; released March 11, 2011
  • Haytham al-Maleh, Syrian lawyer; released March 8, 2011
  • Bijan Khajepour, Iranian economist; left Iran and went into exile in March 2011
  • Muhammad Saeed al-Sahrawi, Bahraini dentist; released February 23, 2011
  • Héctor Maseda Gutiérrez, Cuban engineer; released February 12, 2011
  • Gary Liberal, Philippine nurse; released December 18, 2010
  • Alexis Montes, Philippine medical doctor; released December 18, 2010
  • Merry Mia-Clamor, Philippine medical doctor; released December 17, 2010
  • Arnaldo Ramos Lauzarique, Cuban economist; released November 13, 2010
  • Kamiar Alaei, Iranian medical doctor; released Fall 2010
  • Marcelo Cano Rodriguez, Cuban medical doctor; released August 17, 2010
  • Ricardo Silva Gual, Cuban medical doctor; released July 22, 2010
  • Marwan al-'Ush, Syrian geological engineer; released July 15, 2010
  • Luis Milan Fernandez, Cuban medical doctor; released July 15, 2010
  • Jose Luis Garcia Paneque, Cuban medical doctor; released July 13, 2010
  • Igor Sutyagin, Russian physicist; released July 8, 2010
  • Walid al-Bunni, Syrian medical doctor; released June 17, 2010
  • Yasser al-'Eiti, Syrian medical doctor; released June 17, 2010 
  • Feda'a al-Horani, Syrian medical doctor; released June 16, 2010
  • Ahmad To'meh, Syrian dentist; released June 13, 2010
  • Ayyaz Ali Khan, Pakistani medical doctor; released from United Arab Emirates' custody on June 8, 2010 
  • Abdul Hamid al-Ghizzawi, Libyan meteorologist; released from U.S. custody at Guantanamo Bay and transferred to Tbilisi, Georgia on March 22, 2010
  • Kyaw Zaw Lwin, Myanmarese-American computer scientist; released from Myanmarese prison on March 18, 2010
  • Hafizullah Shabaz Khail, Afghan pharmacist; released from U.S. custody at Bagram on March 3, 2010
  • Fouad Al-Rabiah, Kuwaiti engineer; released from U.S. custody at Guantanamo on December 9, 2009
  • Pham Hong Son, Vietnamese medical doctor; released August 30, 2006, subject to house arrest until August 30, 2009 
  • Ilham Tohti, Chinese Uighur economist; released August 23, 2009
  • Zaw Myint Maung, Myanmarese medical doctor; released February 21, 2009
  • Matrouk al-Faleh, Saudi Arabian political scientist; released January 10, 2009
  • Khin Maung Swe, Myanmarese geologist; released September 23, 2008
  • May Win Myint, Myanmarese medical doctor; released September 23, 2008
  • Than Nyein, Myanmarese medical doctor; released September 23, 2008
  • Kamal al-Mwayel, Syrian medical doctor; released September 18, 2008
  • ’Aref Dalila, Syrian economist; released August 7, 2008
  • Yang Jianli, Chinese mathematician and economist; released on April 27, 2007, permitted to leave China and return home to United States on August 18, 2007
  • Francisco Chaviano González, Cuban mathematician; released August 10, 2007
  • Valya Georgieva Chervenyashka, Bulgarian nurse; released from Libyan jail July 24, 2007
  • Snezhana Ivanova Dimitrova, Bulgarian nurse; released from Libyan jail July 24, 2007
  • Nasya Stojcheva Nenova, Bulgarian nurse; released from Libyan jail July 24, 2007
  • Valentina Manolova Siropulo, Bulgarian nurse; released from Libyan jail July 24, 2007
  • Kristiana Malinova Valcheva, Bulgarian nurse; released from Libyan jail July 24, 2007
  • Ashraf Ahmad Jum’a al-Hajuj, Palestinian medical doctor; released from Libyan jail July 24, 2007
  • Befekadu Degefe, Ethiopian economist; released July 20, 2007
  • Berhanu Nega, Ethiopian economist; released July 20, 2007
  • Gizachew Shifferaw, Ethiopian chemical engineer; released July 20, 2007
  • Hailu Shawel, Ethiopian civil engineer; released July 20, 2007
  • Mesfin Woldemariam, Ethiopian geographer; released July 20, 2007
  • Muluneh Eyual, Ethiopian economist; released July 20, 2007
  • Said Mohammed Ali Shah Mousovi, Afghan pediatrician; released from U.S. custody at Guantanamo in December 2006
  • Tong Shidong, Chinese physicist; released March 9, 2006
  • Ali al-Mismari, Libyan economist; released March 2, 2006
  • Mohamed al-Naja, Libyan medical student; released March 2, 2006
  • Fawzi Wanis al-Qaddafi, Libyan engineer; released March 2, 2006
  • Faysal Mohammad al-Safi, Libyan engineer; released March 2, 2006
  • Salah al-Shamikh, Libyan scientist; released March 2, 2006
  • Khalid al-Zuruq, Libyan engineer; released March 2, 2006
  • Abdelhakim Badi, Libyan engineer; released March 2, 2006
  • Nizar Krekesh, Libyan medical student; released March 2, 2006
  • Abdullah Shamiyyah, Libyan economist; released March 2, 2006
  • Khalid Shu'ayb, Libyan civil engineer; released March 2, 2006
  • Walid al-Bunni, Syrian medical doctor; released January 18, 2006
  • Fawwaz Tello, Syrian engineer; released January 18, 2006
  • Haythem Muhammed Yasin al-Hamwi, Syrian medical doctor; released early November 2005
  • ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Khayyir, Syrian medical doctor; released early November 2005
  • Mu’atez Muhammed Zuheyr Murad, Syrian engineer; released early November 2005
  • Yuri Bandazhevsky, Belarusian nuclear medicine specialist; released August 5, 2005
  • Khin Zaw Win, Myanmarese dentist; released July 6, 2005
  • Nguyen Dan Que, Vietnamese medical doctor; released January 31, 2005
  • Latsami Khamphoui, Laotian economist; released December 2004
  • Oscar Manuel Espinosa Chepe, Cuban economist; released November 29, 2004
  • Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian economist; released September 2, 2004
  • Martha Beatriz Roque Cabello, Cuban economist; released July 22, 2004
  • Jiang Yanyong, Chinese surgeon; released July 19, 2004
  • Ashraf Ibrahim, Egyptian engineer; released March 11, 2004
  • Wang Youcai, Chinese physicist; released March 4, 2004
  • Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang, Guatemalan anthropologist; resolved January 20, 2004
  • Maung Maung Oo, Myanmarese zoologist; released 2000-2003 (precise date unknown)
  • Moe Kalayar Oo, Myanmarese mathematician; released 2000-2003 (precise date unknown)
  • Shwe Bo, Myanmarese medical doctor; released 2000-2003 (precise date unknown)
  • Younis Sheikh, Pakistani medical doctor; released November 21, 2003
  • Kang Yuchun, Chinese medical researcher; released October 28, 2003
  • Salaheddine Sidhoum, Algerian medical doctor; released mid October 2003
  • Alemayehu Teferra, Ethiopian civil engineer; released June 9, 2003
  • Jiang Qisheng, Chinese engineer; released May 17, 2003
  • Salai Tun Than, Myanmarese agronomist; released May 4, 2003
  • Zaw Min, Myanmarese medical doctor; released May 1, 2003
  • Farid Tukhbatullin, Turkmen hydrologist; released April 2, 2003
  • Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Egyptian sociologist; resolved March 18, 2003
  • Million Tumato, Ethiopian medical doctor; resolved November 13, 2002
  • Khin Tun, Myanmarese medical doctor; released early October 2002
  • Wan Yanhai, Chinese medical doctor; released September 20, 2002
  • Fikret Baskaya, Turkish economist; released June 27, 2002
  • Taye Woldesmiate, Ethiopian political scientist; released May 14, 2002
  • Vladimiro Roca Antunes, Cuban economist; released May 6, 2002
  • Adnan Mahmoud, Syrian electrical engineer; released November 18, 2001
  • Gao Zhan, Chinese sociologist; released July 26, 2001
  • Aung Khin Sint, Myanmarese medical doctor; released July 18, 2001
  • U Saw Mra Aung, Myanmarese medical doctor; released June 14, 2001
  • Nageeb Nagmeldin El Toum, Sudanese medical doctor; released March 29, 2001
  • Said Zam Ali, Tanzanian (Zanzibar) engineer; released November 9, 2000
  • Nassor Seif Amour, Tanzanian (Zanzibar) computer specialist; released November 9, 2000
  • Hamad Masoud Hamad, Tanzanian (Zanzibar) hydrologist; released November 9, 2000
  • Flora Brovina, Kosovar pediatrician; released October 31, 2000
  • H. Zeki Uzun, Turkish medical doctor; released May 23, 2000
  • Félix Antonio Bonne Carcassés, Cuban engineer; released May 12, 2000
  • Fateh Jamous, Syrian engineer; released May 4, 2000
  • Chen Lantao, Chinese marine biologist; released April 29, 2000
  • 'Issam Dimashqi, Syrian engineer; released April 22 or 23, 2000
  • Salama George Kila, Syrian sociologist; released March 21, 2000
  • Sergei Piontkovski, Ukrainian marine biologist; charges dropped February 21, 2000
  • 'Issam al-'Eryan, Egyptian medical doctor; released January 2000
  • Lin Hai, Chinese computer engineer; released on parole in January 2000
  • Cumhur Akpinar, Turkish medical doctor; acquitted December 30, 1999
  • Alexandr Nikitin, Russian engineer; acquitted December 29, 1999
  • Afif Suliaman al Judah, Palestinian physician; released December 19, 1999
  • Yasser Abu Safieh, Palestinian physician; released December 19, 1999
  • Abdel Samara, Palestinian economist; released December 19, 1999
  • Mahjouba Boukhris, Tunisian nurse; released November 7, 1999
  • Muhammad Khalaf, Syrian topographer; released November 1999
  • Abderraouf Chammari, Tunisian engineer; released August 31, 1999
  • Ahn Jae-ku, South Korean mathematician; released August 15, 1999
  • 'Ali al-Sarem, Syrian dentist; released August 1999
  • Nizar Chaâri, Tunisian economist and engineer; released June 4, 1999
  • Adem Hassan Abu-Sadra, Libyan medical doctor; released March 31, 1995
  • Mustafa Khalifa, Syrian topographer; released September/October 1994

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