The International Peoples’ Health Tribunal (IPHT) took place in San Miguel Ixtahuacán, a municipality in Guatemala’s Western Highlands. San Miguel Ixtahuacán is the main site of the Marlin mine, an open pit gold mine that is one of the most important projects of Canadian gold mining giant Goldcorp Inc. The Marlin Mine was investigated by PHR in 2010.
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.
CNN's Libby Lewis talks to PHR's Stefan Schmitt about the difficulties in finding evidence in the trial of Radko Mladic.
Since the collapse of the Qaddafi government, many mass graves have been discovered throughout Libya, evidence of the brutalities committed during the uprising. The forensic evidence provided by Physicians for Human Rights has helped to provide a clearer understanding of these atrocities.
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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.