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It is today exactly two years ago that the Iranian scientist and VUB guest lecturer Ahmadreza Djalali was sentenced to death and accused of “collaboration with scientists from foreign enemy states”. Djalali’s health has deteriorated greatly since being in prison. His colleague Gerlant Van Berlaer, emergency doctor at the UZ Brussel, received photos where Djalali clearly lost weight. “Ahmadreza looks almost unrecognizable and dying,” said Van Berlaer. Yesterday, VUB Today shared his letter where he calls on academics worldwide to fight his jailing.