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President Obama Announces Immigration Plan

11/21/2014

President Barack Obama addressed the nation last night to announce plans to provide temporary relief from deportation for millions of immigrant families.

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Navy Nurse Should Not be Punished for Declining to Force-Feed Guantánamo Detainees

11/19/2014

PHR welcomed the American Nurses Association’s statement supporting a nurse who refused to force-feed Guantánamo detainees based on professional ethical obligations.

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American Psychological Association to Conduct an Independent Review Into its Role in CIA Torture Program

11/14/2014

PHR said today it welcomed the American Psychological Association’s (APA) announcement that it will conduct an independent review of whether it colluded in the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11.

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Forced Displacement Leaves Burmese Families Living in Substandard Conditions, with Higher Rates of Hunger and Sickness

11/13/2014

The Burmese government violated international standards when forcibly displacing families from the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) by threatening many residents with court appearances and imprisonment, giving them inadequate compensation for land lost, and failing to provide training or other means of income to those who lost their jobs, according to a new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).

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President Obama’s Burma Visit Offers Opportunity to Push for Improvement on Human Rights

11/10/2014

During his trip to Burma this week, President Obama should demand progress on a range of human rights issues, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today.

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