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PHR Calls on Government of Bahrain to Release Abdulhadi al-Khawaja


Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a Bahraini human rights defender and democracy activist who reportedly faces death after a nearly two-month long hunger strike, must immediately be released.

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PHR Applauds Members of Congress Who Called For Open Access for NGOs to Bahrain


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) applauds members of Congress who wrote to the King of Bahrain, His Majesty Shaikh Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, to request open access for non-governmental organizations (NGOs). PHR was recently denied entry to Bahrain to continue its human rights investigation despite previous assurances from the Government of Bahrain.

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Current Work

Independent Body Announced to Investigate Human Rights Abuses in Bahrain


The establishment of this investigation commission, announced Wednesday, June 29, is a response to calls from PHR and other groups to investigate attacks on protesters and health professionals following popular protests in Bahrain earlier this year.

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Richard Sollom

Richard Sollom Testifies on Bahrain to Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission


Richard Sollom, Deputy Director of PHR, testified to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, US Congress, on Bahrain's attacks on and detention of medical professionals in the wake of protests against the government in February and March, 2011.

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Bahraini Doctor in ER

Do No Harm


PHR's emergency report documents and decries systematic human rights abuses in Bahrain, and persecution of health workers based on their knowledge of those abuses.

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