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Indian Authorities Unleashed Excessive Force Against Kashmir Protesters

12/05/2016

From July 2016 until earlier this fall, at least 87 people have been killed and more than 9,000 injured in clashes between Indian authorities and protesters across the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. In a study published today, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) reported these fatalities and injuries were a result of Indian authorities using indiscriminate and excessive force – and demonstrated that security forces routinely blocked access to needed urgent care.

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Turkish Court Postpones Case against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Two Others

11/08/2016

A Turkish court today postponed criminal proceedings against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a longtime partner and colleague of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Earlier this year, Dr. Fincancı and her co-defendants, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin, were accused of disseminating “terrorist propaganda” for taking part in a solidarity campaign with a newspaper critical of Turkey’s government. Her case will resume January 11, 2017.

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PHR response to AP interview with Assad

09/22/2016

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continued his outlandish attempt to defend the criminal actions of his own government, lying to the world about his campaign of terror against civilians and medical facilities. President Assad claimed yet again that his forces do not attack hospitals, a position wholly at odds with the facts.

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Fighting in Aleppo

After Outcry Over Rescued Boy, PHR Debunks Russian Denial of Attacking Civilians

08/19/2016

PHR said it was deeply moved by images of a young boy rescued in Aleppo, and disputed the Russian government's assertion that it was not responsible for strikes against civilians

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Turkey’s Southeast Remains Under Siege as Purge Continues Nationwide

08/09/2016

Turkish security forces have unlawfully imposed a virtual state of emergency across the country’s southeast, according to a new report from PHR. That state of emergency led to hundreds of civilian deaths and deprived thousands of urgent medical care.

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