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Scientists Find Elevated Levels of Potentially Toxic Metals in Some Guatemalans Living Near Canadian-owned Mine, Recommend Further Studies

05/18/2010

Environmental health scientists from the University of Michigan find that a sample of Guatemalans who live near a controversial gold and silver mine in the country's western highlands have higher levels of potentially toxic heavy metals in their urine and blood than a sample of residents who live farther from the mine.

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Mexican Authorities Urged to Conduct a Serious Investigation into Death of American Journalist Brad Will

02/19/2010

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) urges Mexican authorities to conduct a serious investigation into the shooting death of US journalist Brad Will. In going forward, the Mexican prosecutor's office (Procuradurîa General de la Republica — PGR) should take into account the forensic findings reported by PHR's International Forensic Program

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PHR Offers Training in Crime Scene Documentation

11/09/2009

"Securing a crime scene and collecting basic evidence, such as taking photos or making sketches, is vital. The biggest loss of evidence takes place when first responders disturb the area and information is documented in a shoddy way," says Stefan Schmitt, PHR's Forensic Director.

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Rights Group: Mexico Disregards Forensic Findings in Probe of US Reporter's Death

10/19/2009

Forensic experts with Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) reaffirm that the Mexican Attorney General's Office (PGR) has disregarded the available scientific evidence from the 2006 shooting death of American journalist Brad Will.

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Warlord General Dostum's Return to Kabul Sparks Controversy

08/17/2009

In response to the return of a notorious warlord to Afghanistan from Turkey, PHR renews its call for a full investigation of an alleged massacre of as many as 2,000 Taliban prisoners who surrendered in November 2001 to US and Afghan forces and who are believed to be buried in the desert of Dasht-e-Leili.

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