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Independent Investigation and Forensic Protocols Are Key to Assessing Chemical Weapons Use

04/26/2013

Amid accumulating signs that chemical weapons may have been used recently in Syria, PHR repeats its call for a thorough independent investigation of such allegations to be conducted immediately that follows forensic protocols for handling evidence.

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Bahraini Doctors at Work

Bahrain Appeals Court Decision Corrects Some Injustices, But Others Remain

03/28/2013

PHR welcomes a Bahrain appeals court’s decision today to reverse the convictions of 21 health professionals arrested in connection with Arab spring pro-democracy protests in 2011.

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UK: Bahrain our ally; despite crackdown

PressTV.com
02/22/2013

Britain has voiced support for the Bahraini regime as London’s ally despite Manama’s continued brutal crackdown on peaceful protests. ... This comes as Physicians for Human Rights has also slammed the Bahraini regime saying doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they had "evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces, and riot police" in the crackdown on anti-government protests.

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Scenes From a Bahraini Burial

The Nation
02/20/2013

Ali Ahmed Ibrahim Al-Jaziri helps lower his son’s shrouded body into a grave as dozens of mourners crowd around. Many cover their noses and mouths to ward off the sting of tear gas wafting nearby. ... The US-based Physicians for Human Rights has described the Bahraini government’s policy on tear gas as unprecedented in the world, releasing a study last year that found police officers routinely fire volleys of canisters at point-blank range at crowds and into homes and vehicles.

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Rights Violations Still Common in Bahrain on Second Anniversary of Protest Movement

02/14/2013

Two years after political protests first erupted in Bahrain, the government continues to routinely violate the human rights of protesters, PHR said today.

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