Thursday, April 27, 2006

Uganda: Promoter of Honey-Based ‘AIDS Cure’ Arrested

Iranian Arrested Over AIDS Drug
By Herbert Ssempogo and Anne Mugisa, The New Vision (Uganda), 4/27/2006

The Government has ordered Iranian Prof. Sheik Allagholi Elahi to stop his activities and claims that he has a cure for HIV/AIDS using Khomeini products. Elahi has subsequently been arrested.

Elahi, who claims that his drug expels the HIV virus from the body, was arrested on Tuesday at 4:00pm at his offices at Naguru, a city suburb.

Four other people working with him were also arrested and are helping the Police with investigations, Police anti-narcotics chief Pearson Barasha said.

The Ministry of Health directive and subsequent arrest of Elahi followed findings by experts that Elahi’s claims were false and that people who he said he had cured of HIV/AIDS still remained HIV-positive.

The experts also said Elahi’s products, called Khomeini I, II and III, are just herbal products that contain varying proportions of honey and olive oil, which can be got by anyone from any market or shop…

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