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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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Destruction in Cizre

World Must Not Overlook Violence in Turkey’s Southeast in Wake of Failed Coup

08/11/2016

In order to prevent more loss of life, Turkish authorities must cease unlawful practices that obstruct access to health care, and commit to investigating all allegations of human rights violations committed since July 2015 in the southeast.

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