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Medical Neutrality and the Use of Weaponized Tear Gas in Bahrain


The Bahraini government’s response to the early 2011 pro-democracy protests was brutal, systematic, and violent. This fact sheet provides an overview of Bahrain’s violations of medical neutrality and its weaponized use of tear gas.

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Contempt for Freedom


In this report, PHR documents the Turkish government's unnecessary and excessive use of force and attacks on medical personnel in response to the peaceful protests that began in May 2013.

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PHR Endorses Statement of International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict on the Attack Against Dr. Denis Mukwege


Physicians for Human Rights, a founding Advisory Committee member of the International Campaign to Stop Rape and Gender Violence in Conflict, strongly endorses the statement the Campaign released today following the violent attack last week on our esteemed colleague Dr. Denis Mukwege in Bukavu, DRC.

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US Senators and Representatives Call on Bahrain to Pardon Imprisoned Medics


Two Senators and 22 Representatives jointly signed a letter to the King of Bahrain today, calling on him to pardon eight medical professionals convicted for providing medical care to injured protesters.

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Richard Sollom Testifies Before Lantos Human Rights Commission on Bahrain's Use of Tear Gas


At the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on the “Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report”, Richard Sollom testified about PHR's investigation of Bahrain's use of toxic chemical agents ("tear gas") against civilians.

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