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PHR Supports Aleppo Doctors’ Plea for Safe Evacuation of Civilians

12/13/2016

As Syrian government forces and their allied militias close in on eastern Aleppo city, PHR supports the lifesaving appeal by Syrian relief and medical organizations on the ground inside the besieged city.

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Russian-Nurse

PHR Urges Russian Medical Community to Protect Health in Syria

12/09/2016

PHR joins medical colleagues around the world in urging the Russian medical community to demand that its government ease the health care crisis in Syria.

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Kashmir Protest Police

Blind to Justice: Excessive Use of Force and Attacks on Health Care in Jammu and Kashmir, India

12/05/2016

In this report, Physicians for Human Rights describes the excessive and indiscriminate use of force against protesters by Indian state police and Central Reserve Police Forces with weapons misleadingly represented as “less than lethal.” While Indian authorities claimed that the use of these weapons was meant to reduce the potential for injuries or fatalities, PHR researchers found that their use had in fact caused serious injury and death.

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UNGA Syria Coalition

PHR and Global Coalition Demand Immediate UN Action to End Attacks in Syria

12/01/2016

The UN has failed to protect the Syrian people. Through its inaction – in large part due to the stalemate in the Security Council – the UN is allowing the siege of Aleppo and elsewhere to continue, unhindered, threatening the lives of millions of civilians still left in Syria and impeding life-saving aid from accessing them. Physicians for Human Rights stands with a global coalition of 223 civil society organizations who are urgently calling upon UN member states to request an Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly, demanding “timely and decisive action” and an end to these unlawful attacks.

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Letter to Turkish President on Unlawful Charges Against Human Rights Defenders

11/07/2016

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has sent a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today urging his government to immediately drop all charges against Prof. Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, as well as charges against author Ahmet Nesin and Erol Önderoğlu of Reporters without Borders, both of whom were arrested and detained with Dr. Fincancı. Their arrests and subsequent detention, allegedly due to their involvement in “making terrorist propaganda,” are unwarranted and in direct violation of their rights to free expression and association in accordance with international human rights.

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