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PHR Responds to White House Comment on Reported Afghan Massacre


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today responded to a White House official’s remarks indicating the conclusion of its investigation into the 2001 incident at Dasht-e-Leili that may have claimed as many as 2,000 lives.

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President Obama Called to Act on Promise to Investigate Dasht-e-Leili Massacre


In a letter dated December 9, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) asked President Obama to make good on his promise to investigate the massacre of prisoners by the Northern Alliance, US allies.

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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights


Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.

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Afghanistan Should Repeal Amnesty Law Offering Immunity for War Crimes


A new Afghan law giving amnesty to people who have committed serious human rights violations is a major step backward, and Physicians for Human Rights urges the country's legislature to repeal the measure.

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Warlord General Dostum's Return to Kabul Sparks Controversy


In response to the return of a notorious warlord to Afghanistan from Turkey, PHR renews its call for a full investigation of an alleged massacre of as many as 2,000 Taliban prisoners who surrendered in November 2001 to US and Afghan forces and who are believed to be buried in the desert of Dasht-e-Leili.

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