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Sebnem Korur Fincanci

PHR Calls for Immediate Release of Imprisoned Turkish Human Rights Leader


PHR calls for the immediate, unconditional release of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, chair of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a forensic expert who has fought alongside PHR to end torture worldwide.

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Al-Bayan Clinic in Syria

Deadly Aleppo Airstrikes Damage Two Syrian Hospitals


Airstrikes in Syria damaged two hospitals in opposition-controlled areas of Aleppo today, killing and wounding dozens. Working with information from its partners on the ground, PHR says both facilities are now out of service.

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In Conflict Zones Worldwide, Medical Facilities and Personnel in 19 Countries Are Under Relentless Attack


In conflict zones around the world, health care workers and facilities are under relentless attack, according to a new report “No Protection, No Respect” from the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition.

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UN Security Council

UN Security Council Calls for End to Attacks on Doctors, Hospitals


The United Nations Security Council today unanimously adopted a resolution calling for an end to attacks on health care workers and facilities.PHR, which advocates for the protection of medical facilities and health workers worldwide, welcomes today’s vote, reaffirming that deliberately attacking hospitals and doctors is a war crime.

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Force-feeding Tube at Guantanamo

Navy Nurse Who Refused to Force-Feed Guantanámo Detainees Restored to Full Duties


U.S. Navy nurse who refused to force-feed Guantánamo Bay detainees had his security clearance reinstated and has been restored to full duties, ending a yearlong effort by the Pentagon to punish him for refusing to take part in an inhumane and unethical practice.

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