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Medical Neutrality and the Right to Health

05/04/2017

Medical neutrality requires: 1. the protection of medical personnel, patients, facilities, and transport from attack or interference; 2. unhindered access to medical care and treatment; and 3. nondiscriminatory treatment of the sick and injured.1

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Aid Delivery

Access Denied: UN Aid Deliveries to Syria’s Besieged and Hard-to-Reach Areas

03/14/2017

As the conflict in Syria enters its seventh grueling year, Physicians for Human Rights calls attention to the Syrian government’s continued practice of deliberately and illegally manipulating UN humanitarian access to millions of people trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas of the country.

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Dr. Djalali

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PHR Appeals for Release of Imprisoned Iranian Doctor

03/01/2017

PHR sent this letter to the Supreme Leader of Iran expressing our deep concern over the imprisonment of Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali on false charges.

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PHR Warns Against Excessive Use of Force at Standing Rock

02/03/2017

In a letter to Douglas J. Burgum, governor of North Dakota, and acting Attorney General Dana Boente, PHR voices concerns over reports of excessive use of force by law enforcement toward protestors in the context of the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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PHR Urges Trump to Reject Torture

01/27/2017

PHR joins human rights groups in urging U.S. President Donald Trump to refrain from any executive action that would revive the use of torture or any other abusive interrogation or detention techniques.

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