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Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine PHR Student Chapter Receives National Awards

03/07/2013

The PHR chapter at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine has been honored with two prestigious, national awards: PHR's annual Best Chapter Award, and chapter leader Anna Huh '15 received PHR's Emerging Leader Award.

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Somali Appeals Court’s Decision Does Little to Reassure Victims of Sexual Violence

03/07/2013

A Somali appeals court’s decision this week to overturn the conviction of a woman who claimed she was gang-raped by security forces is a welcome development, PHR said today. A regional court last month had sentenced the woman to a year in prison, contending that she had fabricated the rape charge and damaged state security.

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Extend Violence Against Women Act Protections Worldwide, Urges PHR

03/01/2013

PHR applauds yesterday’s vote by the House of Representatives to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, and urges Congress to extend such coverage to all women around the world by passing the International Violence Against Women Act.

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Sudan man's foot, hand 'amputated' by court order

Google/AFP
03/01/2013

Government doctors in Sudan amputated a man's hand and foot to carry out a sentence for robbery, rights groups said on Wednesday, describing the extremely rare punishment as a form of torture. ..."Cross amputation is a form of state-sponsored torture," said Vincent Iacopino, senior medical adviser at Physicians for Human Rights.

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Indian aid raises concerns in Chin State

Mizzima.com
02/28/2013

Concerns have been raised over financial aid provided by the Indian government for development as it will be channeled through the Ministry for Border Affairs. ... However, Andrea Gittleman, the senior legislative counsel for Washington-based Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), told Mizzima that apart from the physical problems, one of the underlying issues that needed to be addressed in Chin State is the mental health of a populace reeling from decades of abuse under military occupation.

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