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Medical Neutrality and the Right to Health

05/04/2017

Medical neutrality requires: 1. the protection of medical personnel, patients, facilities, and transport from attack or interference; 2. unhindered access to medical care and treatment; and 3. nondiscriminatory treatment of the sick and injured.1

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PHR Urges Trump to Reject Torture

01/27/2017

PHR joins human rights groups in urging U.S. President Donald Trump to refrain from any executive action that would revive the use of torture or any other abusive interrogation or detention techniques.

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PHR Supports Aleppo Doctors’ Plea for Safe Evacuation of Civilians

12/13/2016

As Syrian government forces and their allied militias close in on eastern Aleppo city, PHR supports the lifesaving appeal by Syrian relief and medical organizations on the ground inside the besieged city.

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Physicians for Human Rights Statement on Attacks in Beirut, Paris, and the Sinai

11/16/2015

The attacks of the last few days in Beirut and Paris that have killed and injured hundreds of people, and the earlier shooting down of a Russian passenger airplane leaving Egypt, were depraved acts of inhumanity Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today.

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Hossam Bahgat Released

11/10/2015

PHR welcomes the release of journalist Hossam Bahgat, and called on Egyptian authorities to release other civilians unlawfully detained for exercising their rights.

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