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Boston Artists Partner with Physicians for Human Rights to Paint a Picture of Life in Darfur

08/28/2009

Boston - On Saturday evening, Sep. 8, at the Atlantic Works Gallery in East Boston, local artists Elizabeth Hathaway and Joan Ryan, and Cambridge-based Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) unveil a new exhibition titled "Make Believe", a multi-media response to the effects of war on women and children in Darfur....

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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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Afghan General Dostum Denies Allegations of Massacre of Taliban Prisoners; Confirms Their Joint Surrender to US and Afghan Forces

07/17/2009

Cambridge, MA — "The facts gathered in the Dasht-e-Leili mass grave case contradict General Abdul Rashid Dostum's statement of July 17," stated Physicians for Human Rights Deputy Director Susannah Sirkin.

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Physicians for Human Rights Calls on Obama To Launch Formal Investigation of Afghan Massacre

07/13/2009

(Cambridge, MA) — In a letter to President Obama dated July 13, 2009, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) CEO Frank Donaghue called on the President to order a formal inquiry into allegations that previous attempts to investigate a major war crime at Dasht-e-Leili, Afghanistan, were impeded by the Bush Administration.

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President Obama Orders National Security Team To Investigate Dasht-e-Leili Massacre and Alleged Cover-Up

07/12/2009

President Obama told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he has directed his national security team to look into the 2001 deaths of Taliban prisoners who allegedly were massacred by US-backed forces in Afghanistan. The President stated that the government needs to find out whether actions by the US contributed to possible war crimes.

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