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Turkish Government Considering Criminalizing Emergency Care

11/26/2013

In its latest attempt to harass medical professionals and the injured demonstrators they treat, the government of Turkey is considering a health bill that would criminalize certain aspects of emergency medical care and force doctors to compromise their professional duty to treat those in need.

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PHR Reiterates Call to Release Imprisoned Medics in Bahrain and Stop Shipment of Tear Gas

11/22/2013

PHR today reaffirmed its call to the Bahraini government to immediately release medical professionals who have been wrongfully prisoned and stop the ongoing targeting of the medical community.

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Turkish Protesters Are Still Said to Be Ailing From Tear Gas

New York Times
09/25/2013

Almost 40 percent of protesters surveyed by a Turkish medical group complained of continuing repercussions from their exposure to the tear gas that security forces used to quell last spring’s antigovernment demonstrations, the group says.

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PHR Documents Unlawful Use of Force and Tear Gas and Attacks on Medical Community in Turkey

09/25/2013

The Turkish government has engaged in unnecessary and excessive violence, used tear gas as a weapon on a massive scale, and intentionally targeted medical facilities and staff during the June demonstrations, according to a new report by Physicians for Human Rights.

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Human Rights Groups Call to End Impunity for Attacks on Health Workers

09/20/2013

The United Nations Human Rights Council should strengthen documentation and accountability for the growing number of attacks on health workers, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, a group of human rights, health professional and other nongovernmental groups, said today.

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