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Suffering Ex-Guantánamo Detainees Deserve Medical Care and Support

10/13/2016

The conditions at Guantánamo Bay inflicted lasting physical and psychological harm on many men. As a recent New York Times investigation shows, many men detained in CIA and military custody suffer from lasting mental and physical harm as a result of their mistreatment. They have not received support.

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Israel’s New Force-Feeding Law Violates Medical Ethics and Human Rights

09/30/2016

The news that three Palestinian hunger strikers – one of them on the verge of death – have recently secured an end to administrative detention in Israeli prisons is welcome. Twenty-year-old Malik al-Qaadi and two brothers, Muhammed and Mahmoud al Balboul, had all been refusing food since July, and al-Qaadi was in an induced coma when a deal was struck with Israeli authorities for their release.

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Standing Up for Women and Girls in Afghanistan: PHR and Allies Challenge "Virginity Testing"

09/28/2016

Afghan physician Dr. Tamana Asey finds hymen examinations to be "total abuse." She is at the forefront of change on this issue.

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The U.N. General Assembly Can’t Let Syria Become Another Rwanda

09/19/2016

World leaders have been given the opportunity to change the situation in Syria and end the ongoing violence at the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

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Wounded Child in Aleppo

Doctors of Aleppo Abandoned, Again

08/17/2016

In their letter to U.S. President Barack Obama, Aleppo’s remaining doctors pleaded not for tears but for a plan to end the Syrian government’s all-out assault on hospitals and medical workers. And the response from the White House was the same as it’s been for months: we’re working on it.

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