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President Obama Orders National Security Team To Investigate Dasht-e-Leili Massacre and Alleged Cover-Up

07/12/2009

President Obama told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he has directed his national security team to look into the 2001 deaths of Taliban prisoners who allegedly were massacred by US-backed forces in Afghanistan. The President stated that the government needs to find out whether actions by the US contributed to possible war crimes.

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New Evidence that Bush Administration Impeded 3 Investigations into Alleged Massacre of Up to 2,000 Prisoners in Afghanistan

07/10/2009

Cambridge, MA-Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has issued a call for a criminal probe in the wake of a major New York Times story with new evidence that the Bush Administration impeded at least three federal investigations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan in 2002.

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Statement by Physicians for Human Rights in Response to Comments by Obama Administration Officials

07/10/2009

Cambridge, MA — Obama Administration officials stated Friday, as reported by Lara Jakes of the Associated Press, that they had no grounds to investigate the 2001 deaths of Taliban prisoners of war who allegedly were killed by U.S.-backed forces.

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PHR Calls for Investigation into Death of Libyan Dissident Fathi Al-Jahmi

05/21/2009

(Cambridge, MA) Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls for an independent medical investigation into the demise of prominent Libyan prisoner of conscience Fathi al-Jahmi, who died May 21 in a hospital in Amman, Jordan.

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Mexico Presents Flawed Theory in Shooting Death of American Journalist

02/04/2009

PHR charges that Mexico's investigation into the shooting death of an American video-journalist has presented a scientifically flawed theory that ignores PHR's conclusive findings, including the discovery that one of the bullets was a ricochet.

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