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New Map Shows Government Forces Deliberately Attacking Syria’s Medical System

05/14/2014

Syrian forces have systematically attacked the health care system in opposition-held areas over the past three years, resulting in the death of more than 460 health professionals and widespread destruction to hospitals and clinics, PHR said today as it launched an interactive map tracking these violations.

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Physicians for Human Rights Comments on Oklahoma Execution

04/30/2014

PHR today renewed its call for the abolition of the death penalty, and called on health professionals to reject the use of medical science and doctors in killings by the state.

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Senate Report Confirms Ethical Breaches of Health Professionals in CIA Torture Program

04/11/2014

The leaked summary of the findings from the Senate Select Intelligence Committee's report confirm previous reporting by PHR: The CIA enlisted health professionals to use their skills to destroy the minds of prisoners, breaking with longstanding ethical and legal obligations of health professionals.

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PHR Files Legal Brief in Support of Turkish Medical Association

03/26/2014

PHR submitted an amicus brief today in support of members of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) who will face trial for recruiting and organizing urgent medical care for protesters injured during the Gezi Park demonstrations that began in May 2013.

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Medics in Turkey Surrounded by Tear Gas

Turkish President Signs Bill that Criminalizes Emergency Medical Care

01/17/2014

PHR expressed concern today over the Turkish president’s signing of a bill that will criminalize certain aspects of emergency care and punish medical professionals.

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