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PHR Condemns Baseless Criminal Conviction of Turkish Doctor

04/24/2017

A doctor and human rights defender in southeastern Turkey was convicted today for treating alleged members of anti-government Kurdish armed groups. A three-judge panel handed down a conviction against Dr. Serdar Küni, a member of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, who was arrested and detained last October. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which sent a delegation to attend Dr. Küni’s trial in the Turkish city of Şırnak, said his conviction is unwarranted and a blatant attack against health professionals who are providing health care in Turkey’s restive southeast.

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PHR Calls for Immediate Investigation Into Death of Congolese Doctor

04/21/2017

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today called for an immediate, impartial investigation into the murder of a Congolese doctor slain at his home on the night of April 13.

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PHR Honors Turkish Human Rights Defender, British Publisher and Philanthropist

04/19/2017

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) honored Turkish human rights defender Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı and philanthropist and publisher Sigrid Rausing at the organization’s gala in New York City last night. PHR also used the occasion to announce an $8 million challenge gift from the Open Society Foundations and the launch of a $24 million fundraising campaign. George Soros, founder and chairman of OSF, and OSF’s president Chris Stone attended the gala to join PHR in making the announcement.

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Eight Million Dollar Gift Jumpstarts New Era for Physicians for Human Rights

04/18/2017

Largest contribution in PHR’s 30-year history, Open Society Foundations gift will strengthen organization’s efforts to advance human rights through science and medicine

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As Hama Fighting Intensifies, PHR Verifies Multiple Hospital Attacks

03/31/2017

During past week, Physicians for Human Rights has documented two strikes on medical facilities in Syria’s Hama governorate

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