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PHR Calls for Immediate Deployment of Human Rights Observers and Humanitarian Experts to Libya

08/22/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls on the United Nations to initiate the immediate deployment of a team of human rights observers and humanitarian experts to Libya to prevent any possible human rights violations and to ease the transition to a civilian government.

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President Obama’s Call for Assad to Step Down is Positive Step

08/18/2011

PHR applauds President Obama’s decision today to call on President Bashar al-Assad of Syria to step down following the brutal assaults on pro-democracy protesters. Today’s announcement is the first time the Administration has clearly stated its support for the ouster of Assad.

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PHR Releases Accounts of Violence in Syria

08/10/2011

Since mid-March, Syrian government forces have sought to crush citizen uprisings; more than 1,700 people have been killed and at least 10,000 are reported to be in custody or missing. In addition to the widely reported atrocities committed by the government, PHR has received reports of serious violations of medical neutrality in Syria.

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PHR Applauds President Obama’s Establishment of Mechanism to Prevent Mass Atrocities

08/05/2011

PHR commends President Obama's establishment of an interagency Atrocities Prevention Board that will allow the U.S. to respond early to potential crises and prevent serious crimes.

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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights

07/11/2011

Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.

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