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For decades, the xenophobic military junta in Burma has refused to recognize the Rohingya, a distinct Muslim ethnic minority living in western Burma, as one of the country's many ethnic nationalities. As a result the Rohingya have suffered human rights violations, and a vast majority of them have been denied official recognition of citizenship. Panel discussion on the Rohingya, sponsored by the Open Society Institute and featuring PHR's Richard Sollom.
In the wake of a major New York Times story revealing new evidence that the Bush Administration impeded at least three federal investigations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan in 2002, President Obama told CNN in an interview broadcast July 13th that having now learned about the allegations he has instructed his national security team to gather all the facts about the case for his review. It was PHR who first discovered evidence of these alleged war crimes.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) 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.
As the fighting came to an end, three doctors hired by the Sri Lankan government continued to treat civilians in the war-torn region. They also spoke publicly about what was happening there. Now they've been arrested. The government says they colluded with the Tamil Tigers, but others say they knew too much about atrocities committed during the war. World Vision interviews Richard Sollom of the group Physicians for Human Rights on the topic.
How Medical Professionals Rationalized the Bush Administration's Torture Program.