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PHR Asks NATO to Assist UN in Securing Dasht-e-Leili Mass Grave in Afghanistan

12/15/2008

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 15, 2008 — In response to the UN's December 15 pledge to help Afghan authorities protect a mass grave site in northern Afghanistan that may contain evidence of war crimes, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls upon U.S. Army General David McKiernan, commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, to assist the UN in preserving any remaining evidence and protecting any surviving witnesses.

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Statement by Frank Donaghue, CEO, on Dasht-e-Leili Mass Grave in Afghanistan

12/11/2008

Investigative reports by McClatchy newspapers, as well as PHR's own findings, have revealed that large sections of the Dasht-e-Leili mass grave in Northern Afghanistan have been dug up and removed.

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Forensic Evaluation Completed of Mexican Investigation of Brad Will Case

05/23/2008

The International Forensic Program (IFP) of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) recommends a thorough and wider inquiry following its comprehensive forensic review of the ongoing investigation by Mexico's Attorney General (Procuraduria General de la Republica-PGR) into the October, 2006 death of 36-year-old American Brad Will.

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PHR Files Suit Against Defense Department in FOIA Dispute Over Documents Concerning Dasht-e-Leili Mass Grave in Afghanistan

02/19/2008

Physicians for Human Rights filed suit today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Department of Defense claiming improper withholding of public records under the Freedom of Information Act.

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Forensic Genetics in Service of Human Rights - PHR and Partners in El Salvador Launch New Course on Kinship and DNA

11/06/2007

The expert group in forensic science of Physicians for Human Rights (Boston, USA), the Alliance of Forensic Scientists for Human Rights and Humanitarian Investigations (California), and the Association in Search of Disappeared Boys and Girls (Pro Busqueda, El Salvador) inaugurated the International Course "Theoretical and Practical Bases for evaluation of biological kinship in human identification using DNA." The goal of the course is to strengthen the capacity of organizations of victims, human rights NGOs, and forensic laboratories in Latin America as they learn the scientific truth in uncovering serious cases of human rights violations and demand justice.

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