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PHR Calls on Honduran Government to Address Impunity for Ill-Treatment and Torture

02/12/2014

PHR issued a report today, finding that the Honduran authorities failed to ensure justice in cases involving torture and/or ill-treatment following the 2009 coup d’état, and called on the Honduran government to ensure that these cases are prosecuted and the judicial system is restored.

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Physicians for Human Rights Criticizes Court Decision to Allow Force-Feeding

02/11/2014

A federal court today declined to stop force-feeding of Guantánamo detainees, allowing the inhuman and degrading practice to continue.

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Latest Wave of Killings and Arrests in Burma Must be Investigated

01/23/2014

PHR has expressed concern over reports of mass killings and arrests of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, and called on the Burmese authorities to urgently investigate the incidents and hold all those responsible accountable for these crimes.

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Medics in Turkey Surrounded by Tear Gas

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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