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PHR Denounces Sentences Passed on Bahraini Medics and Protestors


PHR denounces the guilty verdicts and harsh sentences issued in Bahrain against 20 medical professionals and two protestors on September 29. The medics were convicted for providing care to protestors during the country’s popular uprising earlier this year. PHR calls on the government of Bahrain to set aside the verdicts and not carry out the sentences.

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PHR Welcomes Release of 14 Bahraini Medics from Detention and Urges Kingdom of Bahrain to Drop All Charges


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) welcomes the news of the release of 14 Bahraini medics from detention, but remains concerned regarding their medical conditions and the still pending charges. PHR has continually called for their release from detention and recognizes that this news is a positive step forward for the well-being of the medics and their families. PHR now urges the Kingdom of Bahrain to drop all charges against the medics, who were arrested for providing care to protesters during the popular uprising earlier this year.

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PHR Renews Call for Open and Fair Trials in Bahrain


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls on the Kingdom of Bahrain to ensure that court proceedings for detained medical professionals adhere to international legal standards and remain open to observers. PHR has also received new reports of detainees in poor health and on hunger strike and calls for the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) to immediately investigate their condition.

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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights


Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.

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PHR Applauds Goals laid out in President Obama's Speech on MENA Region, Warns about Dangers of Unequal Implementation and Loss of Credibility


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) applauded the general goals laid out today by President Obama for the Middle East and North Africa and the Administration's renewal of its commitment to find a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but expressed strong concerns about the unequal pursuit of these goals throughout the region and the resulting loss of credibility.

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