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Doctors risk murder and torture for treating the wounded in Syria's civil war

Toronto Star
01/27/2013

An increasing number of Syrian doctors are being killed or tortured as the war grinds on between President Bashar al-Assad — who was once an ophthalmologist in England — and rebels seeking to overthrow his regime.

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Doctor Returns to Congo and Is Hailed as a Hero

New York Times
01/14/2013

It was as if someone extraordinarily famous had come to town. Thousands of people craned their necks as the motorcade roared by, cellphones out to grab a snap, an air of expectation and excitement eclipsing all the street noise of clanging Coke bottles and beeping motorcycles. “There he is!” someone yelled. “Le docteur!”

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"Examining Asylum Seekers" Now Available!

01/06/2013

The 2012 version of PHR’s “Examining Asylum Seekers”, the seminal guide to evaluating and documenting torture, is ready to order. This edition has been fully updated to capture changes in law, medicine, and science.

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Court Tells Prisons to Protect Solitary Confinement Detainees

National Immigrant Justice Center
12/14/2012

"...the court stated, 'an inmate confined to administrative segregation... is entitled, as a matter of due process, to notice of the basis on which he is so detained; a hearing at which he may contest the asserted rationale for his confinement; and a posthearing written notice explaining the reviewing authority's classification decision.'”

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Milkshakes, Yes - Human Rights, No

Huffington Post Blog
12/13/2012

Kim Kardashian, a swanky shindig at DC's Ritz-Carlton Hotel, a high-powered Washington PR firm, and the US 5th Fleet - featured players in the newest reality show? Perhaps - but a show with very high stakes for those willing to speak out in the tiny Persian Gulf Kingdom of Bahrain.

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