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A Bahraini Medic Treats an Injured Protester

Unbiased Health Care Stifled in Bahrain

04/30/2015

The release of Ibrahim al-Demestani, a nurse imprisoned by Bahraini authorities, is the latest chapter in the government’s ongoing campaign against health professionals. While his release should be celebrated, al-Demestani should never have been imprisoned and forced to complete a three-year sentence in the first place.

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Damaged Ambulance in Burma

Assault on Medical Workers in Burma – Reminiscent of Dictatorship

03/17/2015

The state-sponsored violence that took place against student demonstrators in Burma this month is a shocking reminder that the country is just beginning its transition to democracy and still has a very long way to go.

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Doctor and Patient in Idlib, Syria

Under the Gun: Practicing Medicine in Syria

03/10/2015

By the end of 2011, government security forces were bringing detained members of the opposition to my hospital for treatment. Members of the security forces would insult and physically attack the medical staff, while also causing chaos by shooting their weapons into the air.

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Guantanamo Detainee Being Escorted to Cell

Closing Guantánamo Is Imperative, But Not Enough

01/23/2015

During President Obama’s State of the Union address, he reaffirmed his commitment to closing the notorious prison at Guantánamo: Since I’ve been president, we’ve worked responsibly to cut the population of Gitmo in half. Now it is time to finish the job, and I will not relent in my determination to shut it down. It is not who we are. It’s time to close Gitmo.

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Doctor in Aleppo, Syria

Documentation Vital to Ending Attacks on Health Care Workers

01/15/2015

2014 was a distressing year for health care workers in conflict areas around the world, as attacks on medical professionals and facilities were carried out in numerous countries. As these attacks continue, they must be appropriately documented in order to increase available information, raise awareness, and find appropriate solutions that facilitate accountability and ultimately prevent future violence.

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