PHR in the News
On World Refugee Day, a respected Bangladeshi academic speaks out against his country's policy of denying refuge to Rohingya people fleeing violence in Western Burma.
The aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was forced to suspend operations in Arakan State, Burma last week because of the escalating vioence there. MSF issued a statement today expressing concern that victims of the violence may not have access to healthcare.
Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY), a leader in the House on Burma, released a statement in response to increased violence in Burma’s Arakan State and the Government of Bangladesh’s refusal of refugees from the violence.
The Associated Press reports on continued incarceration of doctors in Bahrain. As 9 medics are sentenced, PHR's Donna McKay calls decision a "travesty of justice."
In the News
Democracy Now! covers conviction of medics in Bahrain; PHR denounces verdict.