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New Report: Burmese Army Continues Committing Human Rights Violations in Kachin State


PHR today released a report detailing human rights abuses committed by the Burmese Army in Kachin State, Burma. PHR’s investigation reveals that the much-publicized incremental political changes in central Burma have not translated into improvements for the ethnic populations in the remote areas of Burma.

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Bahraini Doctors at Work

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PHR Welcomes the Release of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry Report


PHR welcomed today the release of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry (BICI) Report and called on the Government of Bahrain to make substantive and irreversible human rights improvements in the country.

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PHR Condemns Syria’s Alleged Use of Landmines


Following reports of Syria’s alleged use of landmines, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) called on Syria to immediately cease the use of landmines along the border with Lebanon and to begin de-mining procedures immediately. PHR also calls on Syria and the United States to sign the Mine Ban Treaty.

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


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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Witness to War Crimes

New Report on War Crimes in Libya Details Use of Civilians as Human Shields and Other Violations


PHR today released a report on war crimes in Libya. The report, Witness to War Crimes, sheds light on Qaddafi’s brutal two-month siege of Misrata, whose residents reportedly suffered some of the most egregious abuses of the civil war. Also included are reports of civilians being used as human shields to guard military munitions from NATO attacks and documentary evidence of torture and the disappearances of elderly civilians.

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