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Acquitted Shi'ite Medics Face Uncertain Future in Bahrain

Voice of America
11/11/2012

Nearly five months after being acquitted of crimes related to Bahrain’s anti-government uprising, some Shi’ite medics remain suspended from work and fear they may never practice medicine in the country again. A senior researcher with Physicians for Human Rights, Abdulrazzaq al-Saiedi, says he believes the government is behind the ongoing interrogations.

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The Role of Health Professionals in Detainee Interrogation

The Atlantic
11/11/2012

In the aftermath of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the issue of torture has attracted the attention of the media, health organizations, and political activists. This year, State Senator Thomas Duane and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried sponsored a unique piece of legislation, which is publicly endorsed by the former president of Physicians for Human Rights, that establishes sanctions for state-licensed health professionals who participate in torture or improper treatment of prisoners.

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Retired general who probed abuses in Iraq to be in Maui

The Maui News
11/09/2012

Retired Gen. Antonio M. Taguba, who grew up on Oahu and was assigned to investigate prisoner abuses at the infamous Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, will be appearing Sunday at the Veterans Day Memorial at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery and at the We Love Veterans Maui luncheon in Kahului. He retired from the Army in 2007, and the next year he accused the Bush administration of war crimes in a report by Physicians for Human Rights.

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The Misogyny Behind an Attempted Assassination of a Man in Congo

The Atlantic
10/31/2012

A doctor who's treated tens of thousands of women raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo was fiercely attacked last week.

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Bahrain bans pro-democracy demonstrations

Tehran Times
10/30/2012

Bahrain imposed emergency-style rules Tuesday banning all protest gatherings and threatening legal action against groups considered backing escalating demonstrations in the Persian Gulf kingdom. Physicians for Human Rights says doctors and nurses have been detained, tortured, or disappeared because they have "evidence of atrocities committed by the authorities, security forces, and riot police" in the crackdown on anti-government protesters.

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