affecting his balance, walking, and use of his left hand, with progressive numbness in his right (writing) hand. We were pleased to learn that he has been given his medications, that he is being monitored by prison doctors, and that his family and neurosurgeon are permitted to visit him.

We hereby respectfully urge your Excellency to show humanity and exercise your constitutional powers to intercede in this case and to immediately and unconditionally release Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim. Of course, we hope that the others who were convicted with Dr. Ibrahim will be released as well. Such a magnanimous gesture would be most welcomed by our members and the international scientific community.


Bruce Alberts,


National Academy of Sciences

William A. Wulf,


National Academy of Engineering

Kenneth I. Shine,


Institute of Medicine

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