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PHR Releases Report on Libyan War Crimes

Al Jazeera
08/30/2011

Libyan troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi forced civilians to act as human shields, perching children on tanks to deter NATO attacks, human rights investigators said. It was part of a pattern of rapes, slayings, "disappearances" and other war crimes that they said they found.

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Report: Gadhafi forces perched children on tanks to deter NATO attacks

MSNBC
08/30/2011

'The abuses that we gathered evidence of in Misrata are some of the most egregious war crimes and crimes against humanity I've heard of in Libya'

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Rights Group Says Libyan Troops Used Human Shields

Associated Press
08/30/2011

Libyan troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi forced civilians to act as human shields, perching children on tanks to deter NATO attacks, human rights investigators said. It was part of a pattern of rapes, slayings, "disappearances" and other war crimes that they said they found. Physicians for Human Rights was able to get a team of interviewers into the embattled city of Misrata from June 5-12, just after Libyan rebel forces expelled Gadhafi's loyalists.

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PHR Calls for Immediate Deployment of Human Rights Observers and Humanitarian Experts to Libya

08/22/2011

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls on the United Nations to initiate the immediate deployment of a team of human rights observers and humanitarian experts to Libya to prevent any possible human rights violations and to ease the transition to a civilian government.

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PHR Condemns Violations of Medical Neutrality in the Middle East and North Africa

03/18/2011

Physicians for Human Rights is deeply concerned about reports of violations of medical neutrality in the Middle East and North Africa. Credible news reports show that medical professionals, health care facilities, and individuals seeking medical care are coming under attack in Libya, Bahrain, Yemen, and elsewhere in the region...

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