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PHR Urges U.S. and International Community to Address War Crimes in Syria Negotiations


Government forces have deliberately attacked medical facilities across Syria, systematically targeted doctors and other health providers with violence, arrests and killings, and repeatedly denied medical care to the sick and wounded in violation of international humanitarian laws, according to a new U.N. report.

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PHR Experts Comment on Video Footage from Syria


A team of experts from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has reviewed footage of a number of publicly available videos emerging from Syria, along with reports of events leading up to the filmed footage, and concluded that there is compelling medical evidence that chemical weapons or other lethal gases have been used.

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PHR Calls for Independent Investigation of Apparent Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria


PHR today called for an independent and thorough investigation into a possible chemical attack in the Ghouta region of eastern Damascus.

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PHR Documents Systematic Patterns of Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma


PHR today released a report documenting the recent wave of violence against Muslims throughout Burma, whose government has created a culture of impunity for the violators and has failed to protect the Muslim minority.

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United States Extends Ban on Gems and Jade from Burma


PHR welcomed President Obama‘s executive order keeping the ban on import of gems and jadeite from Burma, helping acknowledge that Burma’s gem industry is rife with exploitation and abuse.

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