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Red Cross Volunteer Injured in Burma

Attack on Myanmar Red Cross Violates International Law

02/19/2015

PHR strongly condemns the recent attack in Burma (officially the Union of Myanmar) on a Myanmar Red Cross convoy that was evacuating civilians from a conflict area.

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Physicians for Human Rights Releases Expert Analysis of CIA Torture Report, Calls for Federal Commission to Hold Health Professionals Accountable

12/16/2014

Health professionals played an essential role at every stage of the CIA’s torture program, committing at least eight violations of ethics and law, PHR said today in an analysis of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report summary on CIA torture.

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Syrian Doctors Treating a Patient in a Field Hospital

Landmark United Nations General Assembly Resolution Calls for the Protection of Health Workers from Violence

12/15/2014

A resolution passed last week by the United Nations General Assembly recognizes for the first time the severity of attacks on health workers, facilities, and patients in all circumstances, and demands respect by States for provisions of medical ethics and human rights law, as well as international humanitarian law, said the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

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CIA Torture Report Highlights Unnecessary Medical Procedure

12/10/2014

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today that the use of rectal hydration and rectal feeding on detainees without evidence of medical necessity – which was revealed in yesterday’s U.S. Senate report – constitutes torture.

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Guantanamo Detainee in Shackles

PHR Calls for Federal Probe into American Psychological Association’s Role in CIA Torture Program

10/16/2014

PHR is calling for a Department of Justice investigation into the American Psychological Association’s (APA) role in supporting the CIA’s torture program.

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