Professor Tim Noakes was recently found innocent after a three-year-long trial, about a low-carb tweet. But even that was not the end, as the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) has appealed the not guilty verdict.
To make things worse, the HPCSA also gets to appoint the committee hearing the case. Effectively they get to judge their own appeal.
This doesn’t look like justice. It looks like a witchhunt against a respected scientist who dares to question nutritional dogma. If you want to protest against this, you can sign a new petition. It went live a week ago and now has over 7,000 signatures:
More background and comments from Professor Noakes: