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A torturer as CIA boss? Never

03/14/2018

President Trump’s nomination of Gina Haspel to serve as CIA director sends a destructive message to the world at the worst possible time. Haspel supervised the use of torture, then took part in destroying evidence of that crime.

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“We’re Seeing the Lucky Ones.”

02/12/2018

Children with gunshot wounds, severe burns, traumatic injuries – these are just some of the atrocities PHR’s team of doctors documented on their recent trip to Bangladesh, where nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled to escape a campaign of brutal violence by the Myanmar military. “The thing that really strikes me is that … we’re seeing the lucky ones, the lucky ones who were able to survive,” says PHR’s Dr. Rohini Haar.

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The Difference Doctors Make

02/08/2018

When a human rights crisis leads to a humanitarian disaster, doctors have a dual role to play. In Bangladesh, PHR doctors and volunteer health professionals worked side by side to document and treat atrocities committed against Rohingya refugees.

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Documenting Violence Against the Rohingyas Firsthand: Evidence That Can’t Be Ignored

12/22/2017

Military leaders in Myanmar falsely claim they have mounted this brutal attack on civilians, many of them children, because they are “terrorists.” The forensic evidence in these cases tells a vastly different story — the truth.

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A Victory for Justice in the Congo

12/19/2017

In a stunning victory for justice, a Congolese court has convicted 11 men of crimes against humanity and sentenced them to life in prison for the rapes of dozens of little girls over a three-year period in the village of Kavumu, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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