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Turkish Authorities Release Human Rights Defender from Prison

06/30/2016

Physicians for Human Rights welcomed the release from prison today of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, and Erol Önderoğlu of Reporters Without Borders.

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PHR Welcomes Arrest of Congolese Official Accused of Leading Militia That Raped Young Girls

06/24/2016

This week, officials in the DRC arrested provincial deputy Frederic Batumike Rukembanyi for allegedly leading a militia that is accused of raping and mutilating dozens of young girls and toddlers in the country’s South Kivu province. Members of that militia were also arrested. PHR welcomes these developments as a first step toward justice in a surge of rapes in eastern Congo that has produced few investigations and prosecutions.

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ICC Sentences Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to 18 Years for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity

06/21/2016

The International Criminal Court sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to 18 years in prison for rape, pillage, and murder carried out by troops under his command in the Central African Republic from 2002 to 2003.

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PHR Calls for Immediate Release of Imprisoned Turkish Human Rights Leader

06/20/2016

PHR calls for the immediate, unconditional release of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, chair of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a forensic expert who has fought alongside PHR to end torture worldwide.

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PHR Responds to Blanket Redaction of CIA Torture Documents

06/14/2016

The CIA released a trove of documents related to its rendition, detention, and interrogation programs, and PHR is appalled that the agency redacted nearly all details concerning the CIA’s Office of Medical Services, the entity ostensibly charged with detainee care.

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