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Independent Investigation Needed to Assess Chemical Weapons Allegations in Syria

03/20/2013

PHR is concerned over reports of chemical weapons being used in Syria, and calls for a thorough independent investigation to be conducted immediately.

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Congolese Warlord Bosco Ntaganda

Congolese Warlord Must Now Face ICC Trial on War Crimes Charges

03/19/2013

PHR welcomes the news that notorious warlord Bosco Ntaganda has voluntarily entered US custody in Rwanda and agreed to face trial on war crime charges at the International Criminal Court.

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Indian aid raises concerns in Chin State

Mizzima.com
02/28/2013

Concerns have been raised over financial aid provided by the Indian government for development as it will be channeled through the Ministry for Border Affairs. ... However, Andrea Gittleman, the senior legislative counsel for Washington-based Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), told Mizzima that apart from the physical problems, one of the underlying issues that needed to be addressed in Chin State is the mental health of a populace reeling from decades of abuse under military occupation.

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No country has abused chemical gases like Bahrain

Ahlul Bayt News Agency
02/23/2013

Experts say that Bahrain is using a poisonous form of tear gas against civilians that Bahrain wouldn’t even be permitted to use in a war against armed soldiers! Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) report that in 100 years of tear gas being used against civilians, no country has ever abused it like Bahrain. Police “routinely violated every UN principle governing police use of force.”

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Scenes From a Bahraini Burial

The Nation
02/20/2013

Ali Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Jaziri helps lower his son’s shrouded body into a grave as dozens of mourners crowd around. Many cover their noses and mouths to ward off the sting of tear gas wafting nearby. ... The US-based Physicians for Human Rights has described the Bahraini government’s policy on tear gas as unprecedented in the world, releasing a study last year that found police officers routinely fire volleys of canisters at point-blank range at crowds and into homes and vehicles.

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