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PHR Congratulates President Obama on His Reelection, Urges Administration to Strengthen US Human Rights Policies in Second Term

11/07/2012

PHR congratulates President Obama on his reelection. A second term provides an opportunity for the administration to strengthen US policies on a variety of important human rights issues, thereby fulfilling obligations incumbent upon the administration and completing the unfinished work of the first term.

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Bahrain Protestors and Government Should Both Show Restraint after Fire at Health Clinic

11/01/2012

“We urge all demonstrators to protest peacefully and exercise restraint,” said Richard Sollom, deputy director of Physicians for Human Rights, who has investigated human rights abuses in Bahrain. “We also urge the Bahraini government to end its ban on all public demonstrations and allow citizens to exercise their fundamental rights of expression and assembly.”

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Denis Mukwege

DRC Government Must Protect Hospital Director after Violent Attack

10/25/2012

PHR has been shocked to learn of a violent attack today at the home of our close colleague and friend, Dr. Denis Mukwege, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. We fear for the safety of Dr. Mukwege, a world-renowned obstetric surgeon who is founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, where he and his staff have helped treat over 30,000 survivors of sexual violence.

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Imprisonment of Medical Professionals “a Black Day for Bahrain”

10/02/2012

PHR emphatically deplores the imprisonment today of six Bahraini medical professionals convicted as a result of caring for injured protesters last year. The six were among 20 doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals arrested in April 2011 after treating protesters injured in the Arab Spring protest against the Bahraini regime.

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Bahrain's Highest Court Upholds Medics' Convictions; PHR Condemns Decision

10/01/2012

PHR strongly condemns today’s refusal by Bahrain’s highest appeals court to overturn prison sentences for nine medical professionals convicted as a result of providing medical care last year to people protesting against the country’s regime.

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