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PHR Joins Letter Urging White House to Lead in Declassifying Torture Report

04/03/2014

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) joins seven other organizations in calling on President Obama and the White House staff to lead the declassification process of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. The letter emphasizes that the United States must reckon with the past in order to prevent torture in the future. Releasing the committee’s report is a foundational step in that process.

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Syria's Medical Community Under Assault

03/20/2014

This fact sheet illustrates the deliberate targeting and destruction of medical facilities by government and opposition forces, loss of medical personnel, and resulting health consequences in Syria.

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Letter to Turkish Prime Minister on Legal Action Against Doctors

03/07/2014

PHR and leading medical organizations sent a letter to Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan to express concerns over the Ministry of Health taking punitive actions against physicians, including members of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA), who provided emergency medical care to demonstrators during the Gezi Park protests that begain in May 2013.

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Letter to President Obama on Releasing SSCI Report

01/22/2014

On the 5th anniversary of President Barack Obama’s signing of the executive order to close the detention facility at Guantánamo and to standardize use of the Army Field Manual for interrogations, PHR and partner organizations sent a letter to the president.

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Letter to Turkish President on Health Bill

01/09/2014

PHR and leading medical organizations sent a letter to the Turkish President to express concern about a health bill that was passed by the Turkish parliament on January 2, 2014.

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