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Massacre in Burma: PHR Calls for Immediate Investigation

05/20/2013

PHR today released a report detailing the organized attacks against Muslims that took place in central Burma in late March and resulted in the killing of at least 20 children and four teachers. The report provides evidence that state authorities, who idly stood by watching the events unfold, are complicit in these crimes.

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How Doctors Would Know If Syrians Were Hit With Nerve Gas

NPR.org
05/01/2013

President Obama affirmed Tuesday that there's evidence Syrians have been attacked with chemical weapons — in particular, nerve gas. But that's not the same as proof positive. So PHR is setting up a network to get fact sheets about chemical weapons into the hands of Syrian physicians.

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Syria

Independent Investigation and Forensic Protocols Are Key to Assessing Chemical Weapons Use

04/26/2013

Amid accumulating signs that chemical weapons may have been used recently in Syria, PHR repeats its call for a thorough independent investigation of such allegations to be conducted immediately that follows forensic protocols for handling evidence.

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Dr. Fowler examines bones

Afghanistan Must Bolster Its Capacity to Identify the Missing, PHR Declares in New Report

04/24/2013

A new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released at a conference in Kabul today on “Truth Seeking and the Role of Forensic Science” outlines steps that Afghanistan can take if it is to make progress in addressing the right to truth of victims of more than three decades of violent conflict by identifying missing and disappeared persons.

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Key Step in Checking Chemical-Arms Use Is Also Hardest

New York Times
04/23/2013

The most important step in conclusively determining whether chemical weapons have been used is for independent experts to get prompt, unfettered access to the site of the suspected attack, according to Physicians for Human Rights, the American organization that was one of the first to document Iraq’s use of poison gas against its Kurdish population in 1988.

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