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Israel’s Plan to Force-Feed Hunger-Striking Journalist Violates Medical Ethics and International Law

01/12/2016

PHR denounced Israel’s decision to force-feed a Palestinian hunger striker, stating that any health professional participation in such a practice violates the ban on torture and ill-treatment in medical ethics and international law.

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2015 Marks Worst Year for Attacks on Hospitals in Syria

12/18/2015

This year has been the worst on record for attacks on medical facilities in Syria, with government forces responsible for most of the 112 attacks, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today. The figure only includes attacks through November and represents a 25 percent increase over the previous high of 89 attacks in 2012.

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Military Guard at Guantanamo

A Year After Torture Report, Impunity Persists

12/09/2015

The U.S. government must investigate and prosecute all those responsible for the CIA’s unlawful torture program, provide redress to victims, and release the full Senate torture report, PHR said in a briefing paper.

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Syrian Rescue Workers

Less Than a Third of Aleppo’s Hospitals Functioning; 95% of Doctors Have Fled, Been Detained or Killed

11/18/2015

The Syrian government’s assault on eastern Aleppo city, which includes 45 attacks on medical facilities in the past three years, has decimated the city’s health care system.

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Russian Forces Carried Out at Least 10 Attacks on Medical Facilities in Syria in October

11/16/2015

PHR has confirmed that Russian forces were responsible for at least 10 attacks on medical facilities in October, resulting in the death of at least one medical staffer.

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