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Turkish President Signs Bill that Criminalizes Emergency Medical Care

01/17/2014

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

01/07/2014

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

01/03/2014

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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PHR Mourns the Death of Dr. Eyad El-Sarraj

12/19/2013

PHR mourns the loss of Dr. Eyad El-Sarraj, Palestinian human rights defender and respected psychiatrist, who died Wednesday at the age of 70.

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We must unite against health law that threatens medical neutrality in Turkey

British Medical Journal
12/16/2013

Our fears of an assault on medical neutrality by the Turkish government have been realised. The article of the draft health law referred to in our BMJ editorial would criminalise the delivery of emergency medical care to everyone in need, not only demonstrators.

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