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Force-feeding Tube at Guantanamo

Pentagon’s Health Experts Endorse Recusal on Medical Ethics Grounds


PHR today welcomed a recommendation by the Pentagon’s independent health advisors that medical personnel be excused from duties that violate professional ethics.

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Gas Masks

New Reports of Chemical Attacks in Syria Require Investigation, says Physicians for Human Rights


PHR is alarmed by new reports of chemical barrel bomb attacks in the Syrian village of Sarmin and calls on the UN Security Council to conduct an inquiry.

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Dar al-Shifa Hospital in Syria

Doctors in the Crosshairs: Four Years of Attacks on Health Care in Syria


Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks have decimated the ranks of health professionals and devastated the medical infrastructure in Syria, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis.

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Treating Protesters in Turkey

Judge Dismisses Case Against Turkish Medical Association


PHR today welcomed an Ankara court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit against the Turkish Medical Association (TMA), which had mobilized medical personnel to provide emergency care to demonstrators injured during the Gezi Park protests.

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Red Cross Volunteer Injured in Burma

Attack on Myanmar Red Cross Violates International Law


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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