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Sergei Magnitsky

US House Passes Trade Bill That Includes Sanctions for Russians Involved in Magnitsky Death

11/16/2012

PHR applauds today’s vote by the US House of Representatives to pass legislation that would place sanctions on Russians implicated in the torture and death three years ago of a Russian anti-corruption lawyer.

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Sergei Magnitsky

Magnitsky: Destruction of Samples Prevents Justice

06/05/2012

The cremation of tissue, organs, and other samples in the death investigation of 37-year-old lawyer Sergei Magnitsky appears to be a calculated attempt to prevent justice. Magnitsky died following 358 days in police custody in Moscow in November 2009.

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Dasht-e-Leili, Ten Years Later

Harper's Magazine
12/13/2011

In December 2001, Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance, with strong US backing consisting of special-forces units and CIA paramilitary operatives, were close to consolidating their control over the country. Then, in the north, as many as 2,000 prisoners who had surrendered to the Alliance or their American supporters were apparently shot to death or suffocated in sealed metal truck containers while being transferred to Afghanistan’s Sheberghan prison.

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Physicians Call on Obama to Investigate Massacre of 2,000 Taliban Prisoners

Democracy Now!
12/13/2011

PHR is calling on President Obama to act on his promise to investigate the massacre of at least 2,000 suspected Taliban prisoners of war that occurred 10 years ago in Afghanistan. The prisoners were allegedly shot to death or suffocated in sealed metal truck containers at Dasht-e-Leili while being held by the US-backed Afghan Northern Alliance.

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Press Release

Following Death of Qaddafi, PHR Calls for Justice and Accountability for All

10/21/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today renewed its calls for justice and accountability in Libya in the wake of questions surrounding the circumstances of Muammar Qaddafi’s death.

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