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Patient in a Syrian Field Hospital

Worst Month Yet for Attacks on Hospitals in Syrian Conflict

06/18/2015

Attacks on health care facilities in Syria reached the highest numbers yet in a single month since the start of the conflict in March 2011. In May alone, PHR documented 15 attacks on 14 medical facilities, including seven that had been attacked previously.

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Palestinian Prisoner

Physicians for Human Rights Denounces Israel’s Proposed Force-Feeding Law

06/16/2015

PHR urged Israel’s parliament to reject a proposed bill that would legalize the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners, in violation of medical ethics and international law.

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Military Tower at Guantanamo

Physicians for Human Rights Applauds Bipartisan Amendment Reaffirming Prohibition on Torture

06/16/2015

PHR welcomed the passage of a bipartisan amendment that reaffirms the prohibition on torture and helps prevent future U.S. administrations from engaging in torture.

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Damaged Ambulance in Pakistan

Conflicts and Crises Spawn Attacks on Health Care Worldwide

05/20/2015

Health professionals, facilities, and patients are regularly targeted by violence and restrictive legislation in situations of conflict and civil unrest, according to an online, interactive world map of attacks on health published today by PHR.

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Medical Officer Holds Force-feeding Tube at Guantanamo

PHR Welcomes Decision on Navy Nurse, Demands End to Force-Feeding in Guantánamo

05/13/2015

PHR welcomed the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge a nurse for refusing to force-feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.

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