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Take action: Help Protect a Threatened Honduran Physician


The Honduran army has been ordered to capture Luther Castillo, MD, and shoot him if he resists arrest, the Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) reports. Dr. Castillo, an indigenous Graifuna physician, is an advocate for the health of rural Hondurans and has spoken out against the recent coup.

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Sri Lankan Physicians Detained for Adhering to Medical Ethics


I was recently interviewed about three Sri Lankan physicians who treated civilians and disseminated information on the health crisis in the conflict zone. You can listen to the four-minute interview, above.

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Letter of Thanks from Binayak Sen, MD, in India


PHR received this letter of thanks from Binayak Sen and his wife Ilina following his release from detention.

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Interview: Indian Human Rights Activist Binayak Sen, MD


Yesterday, Richard Sollom posted the happy news that Binayak Sen, MD, has been released on bail after more than two years in jail on false charges of supporting a Maoist insurgency in India. The following is a TV interview with Dr. Sen very shortly after his release.

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Update: Indian Physician Binayak Sen Released on Bail


The Indian Supreme Court yesterday granted bail to Binayak Sen, MD, a leading health and human rights advocate. Dr. Sen languished in jail for more than two years on bogus charges of supporting a Maoist insurgency in India.

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