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Turkish Court Postpones Case against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Two Others

11/08/2016

A Turkish court today postponed criminal proceedings against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a longtime partner and colleague of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Earlier this year, Dr. Fincancı and her co-defendants, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin, were accused of disseminating “terrorist propaganda” for taking part in a solidarity campaign with a newspaper critical of Turkey’s government. Her case will resume January 11, 2017.

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PHR response to AP interview with Assad

09/22/2016

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continued his outlandish attempt to defend the criminal actions of his own government, lying to the world about his campaign of terror against civilians and medical facilities. President Assad claimed yet again that his forces do not attack hospitals, a position wholly at odds with the facts.

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Fighting in Aleppo

After Outcry Over Rescued Boy, PHR Debunks Russian Denial of Attacking Civilians

08/19/2016

PHR said it was deeply moved by images of a young boy rescued in Aleppo, and disputed the Russian government's assertion that it was not responsible for strikes against civilians

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Police in Southeast Turkey

Turkey’s Southeast Remains Under Siege as Purge Continues Nationwide

08/09/2016

Turkish security forces have unlawfully imposed a virtual state of emergency across the country’s southeast, according to a new report from PHR. That state of emergency led to hundreds of civilian deaths and deprived thousands of urgent medical care.

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Attacked Hopital in Aleppo

Aleppo Region Suffers Worst Week of Hospital Attacks Since Syrian Conflict Began

08/03/2016

Over the past week, Syrian government forces launched deadly airstrikes against six hospitals in and around Aleppo, the worst week for attacks on medical facilities in that region since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.

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