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1. The Use of Tear Gas in the Republic of Korea

(Web Page; Wed Jan 18 09:19:00 CST 2012)

Between July 11 and July 18, 1987, five public health specialists, organized by PHR, visited Seoul, South Korea, to study the effects of an unprecedented use of tear gas in that country against civilians in June and into July, 1987. This...

Description: Between July 11 and July 18, 1987, five public health specialists, organized by PHR, visited Seoul, South Korea, to study the effects of an unprecedented use of tear gas in that country against civilians in June and into July, 1987. This report details their findings.

2. Medical Neutrality and the Use of Weaponized Tear Gas in Bahrain

(Web Page; Tue Nov 19 14:12:00 CST 2013)

The Bahraini government’s response to the early 2011 pro-democracy protests was brutal, systematic, and violent. In addition to birdshot and rubber bullets, government law enforcement attacked unarmed protestors with toxic chemical...

Description: 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.

3. Weaponizing Tear Gas

(Web Page; Fri Nov 01 15:15:00 CDT 2013)

The Bahrain government’s indiscriminate use of tear gas as a weapon has resulted in the maiming, blinding, and even killing of civilian protesters, and must stop at once while the government reassesses the use of such toxic chemica...

Description: PHR is once again concerned about an escalation of violence and the use of toxic chemical agents against protesters in Bahrain. Our 2012 report documents the Bahrain government’s indiscriminate use of tear gas as a weapon.

4. Restriction of Tear Gas Sales to Middle East and North Africa Countries is Positive Step

(Web Page; Fri May 18 15:34:00 CDT 2012)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) applauds Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) for introducing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that restricts the sale of tear gas and riot control items to Middle East and Nor...

Description: Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced today an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that restricts the sale of tear gas and riot control items to Middle East and North Africa countries undergoing a transition to democracy. The amendment, which successfully passed the US House of Representatives, requires the Secretary of Defense to certify to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees that the security forces of such governments are not using excessive force to repress peaceful protesters before such items would be provided.

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

(Web Page; Wed Aug 01 17:01:00 CDT 2012)

PHR Deputy Director Richard Sollom testified before the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the US Congress today during a hearing entitled Implementation of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report. Mr. Sollom discussed...

Description: 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.

6. Contempt for Freedom

(Web Page; Mon Nov 18 12:25:00 CST 2013)

In this report, Physicians for Human Rights (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. The Turkish governm...

Description: 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.

7. President Obama Publicly Expresses Concern for Bahraini Activist al-Khawaja; PHR Applauds

(Web Page; Fri Apr 13 10:20:00 CDT 2012)

PHR applauds President Obama for publicly expressing his concern for the well-being of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a Bahraini human rights defender who has been on a hunger strike in prison for the past two months. The President made his stat...

Description: PHR applauds President Obama for publicly expressing his concern for the well-being of Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, a detained Bahraini human rights defender who has been on a hunger strike for the past two months.

8. Bahrain and the Formula One Race: Drivers Should be Informed

(Web Page; Fri Apr 20 15:16:00 CDT 2012)

PHR calls on the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body of the Formula One, to hold a briefing conducted by human rights defenders and those familiar with the human rights situation in Bahrain. "Drivers an...

Description: PHR calls on the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the governing body of the Formula One, to hold a briefing conducted by human rights defenders and those familiar with the human rights situation in Bahrain.

9. Mourning the Untimely Loss of Dr. Paul Epstein

(Web Page; Tue Nov 15 14:03:00 CST 2011)

PHR mourns the untimely loss of Dr. Paul Epstein, one of our pioneering medical activists, former Board and executive committee member. Paul joined PHR's Board in 1987 soon after the organization's launch, and participated in several lan...

Description: PHR mourns the untimely loss of Dr. Paul Epstein, one of our pioneering medical activists, former board and executive committee member. Paul joined PHR's board in 1987 soon after the organization's launch, and participated in several landmark assessments.

10. US Should Withhold Military Assistance to Egypt

(Web Page; Fri Mar 23 16:15:00 CDT 2012)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) expressed concern today regarding a State Department announcement that the US will reinstate $1.3 billion in military assistance to Egypt. The funds had been withheld during the country’s attacks o...

Description: PHR expressed concern today regarding a State Department announcement that the US will reinstate $1.3 billion in military assistance to Egypt. The funds had been withheld during the country’s attacks on civilians and several US-based groups that had long operated in Egypt.

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