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Scenes From a Bahraini Burial

The Nation
02/20/2013

Ali Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Jaziri helps lower his son’s shrouded body into a grave as dozens of mourners crowd around. Many cover their noses and mouths to ward off the sting of tear gas wafting nearby. ... The US-based Physicians for Human Rights has described the Bahraini government’s policy on tear gas as unprecedented in the world, releasing a study last year that found police officers routinely fire volleys of canisters at point-blank range at crowds and into homes and vehicles.

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Somalia’s President Should Void Court Sentences Based on Bad Evidence and Biased Attitudes

02/18/2013

PHR today called on the president of Somalia to reverse the convictions of two people: a 27-year-old mother of five who alleges that she was gang-raped by soldiers, and a journalist who has reported on sexual violence in camps for internally displaced Somalis.

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State of the Union Address Neglected Human Rights

02/14/2013

PHR today expressed disappointment that President Obama failed to mention a specific human rights agenda in Tuesday’s State of the Union address. PHR had previously called on the president to seize the opportunity to lay out in detail his strategy to combat torture and mass atrocities around the world.

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Rights Violations Still Common in Bahrain on Second Anniversary of Protest Movement

02/14/2013

Two years after political protests first erupted in Bahrain, the government continues to routinely violate the human rights of protesters, PHR said today.

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PHR Wins 2013 Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention with Mobile App

02/13/2013

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has received first prize for its mobile forensic application, MediCapt, in the 2013 USAID-Humanity United Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention competition.

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