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Physicians for Human Rights Criticizes Court Decision to Allow Force-Feeding


A federal court today declined to stop force-feeding of Guantánamo detainees, allowing the inhuman and degrading practice to continue.

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Latest Wave of Killings and Arrests in Burma Must be Investigated


PHR has expressed concern over reports of mass killings and arrests of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, and called on the Burmese authorities to urgently investigate the incidents and hold all those responsible accountable for these crimes.

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Medics in Turkey Surrounded by Tear Gas

Turkish President Signs Bill that Criminalizes Emergency Medical Care


PHR expressed concern today over the Turkish president’s signing of a bill that will criminalize certain aspects of emergency care and punish medical professionals.

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PHR Submits Statement on Syria’s Refugee Crisis to Senate Committee


The United States should immediately convene a humanitarian summit with Russia and other nations in order to improve humanitarian aid in Syria; take steps to allow more Syrian refugees to resettle in the United States; and provide funding to address their health and other needs.

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Turkey Passes Bill that Criminalizes Emergency Medical Care


The Turkish parliament passed a bill today that will criminalize emergency medical care and punish doctors with heavy fines and imprisonment for assisting those in need. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is urging the president of the Turkish Republic, Abdullah Gul, not to sign the bill, which would have a chilling effect on access to medical care.

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