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PHR Dasht-e-Leili Investigators on Fresh Air Today

07/23/2009

Nathaniel Raymond has been leading the investigation into the alleged 2001 Dasht-e-Leili massacre in Afghanistan. Dr. Jennifer Leaning discovered the mass grave of Taliban prisoners.

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President Obama: "There are responsibilities that all nations have, even in war"

07/13/2009

In an interview today with Anderson Cooper, President Obama announced that he has ordered his national security team to collect all the facts in the Dasht-e-Leili massacre and apparent US cover-up---a move that Deputy Director Susannah Sirkin has praised in a statement earlier today.

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Risen and Sirkin Discuss Obama’s Call for Facts, Elaborate on NY Times Reporting

07/13/2009

New York Times reporter James Risen, who wrote about the Dasht-e-Leili massacre and its US cover-up, and PHR Deputy Director Susannah Sirkin appeared on Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman.

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War Crimes and the White House: The Bush Administration's Cover-Up of the Dasht-e-Leili Massacre

07/11/2009

Physicians for Human Rights has issued a call for a criminal probe in the wake of a major New York Times story by James Risen with new evidence that the Bush Administration impeded at least three federal investigations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan in 2002.

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Statement by Physicians for Human Rights in Response to Comments by Obama Administration Officials

07/11/2009

Obama Administration officials stated Friday that they had no grounds to investigate the 2001 deaths of Taliban prisoners of war who allegedly were killed by U.S.-backed forces. In their statement, these officials claim that they lack legal grounds to probe these alleged war crimes because "only foreigners were involved and the alleged killings occurred in a foreign country."

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