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Burmese Woman

Myanmar Illegally Displaced Families, Devastating Their Health and Livelihoods


The Myanmar government violated international laws when displacing families as part of a dam project along the Paunglaung River in southern Shan state.

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Physicians for Human Rights Condemns Attack on Clinic in Afghanistan


PHR today condemned an aerial attack on a Doctors without Borders (MSF) clinic in Kunduz, Afghanistan that reportedly killed at least 16 people, including nine MSF staff and seven patients.

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France Opens Investigation into Torture in Syria


PHR today welcomed an announcement that France has opened the world’s first criminal inquiry into torture in Syria.

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Medic in Aleppo

Syrian Government Forces Pound Health Care System in Idlib


The Syrian government kept up its assault on the health care system in August, which saw an unprecedented number of attacks on medical facilities in a four-day period, as well as the highest number of medical personnel killed in the last 10 months.

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Camp V at Guantanamo

Ban on Psychologists’ Participation in Interrogations Passes


PHR welcomed a decision by the American Psychological Association to ban psychologists from participating in national security interrogations and advising on their confinement conditions, and to withdraw their presence from Guantánamo and other sites operating illegally.

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