The World Medical Association (WMA) is urging its members—80 national
medical associations—to write to their governments and to the European
Commission and ask them to pressure the Cuban government to give information
about the fate of four physicians and two dentists imprisoned in Cuba for
more than 2 years for human rights activities (http://www.wma.net).
The WMA, which has requested a meeting with the imprisoned men, is seeking
to learn what, if any, trials the six are facing and the nature of their sentences.
The organization is also asking the United Nations' High Commission for Human
Rights to intervene.
Stephenson J. Imprisoned Cuban Health Workers. JAMA. 2004;291(19):2309. doi:10.1001/jama.291.19.2309-d