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As Hama Fighting Intensifies, PHR Verifies Multiple Hospital Attacks


During past week, Physicians for Human Rights has documented two strikes on medical facilities in Syria’s Hama governorate

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Agreement to Evacuate Four Syrian Towns May Constitute War Crimes


Physicians for Human Rights says Syrian government forcing civilians to choose: surrender or starve

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Turkey Again Postpones Trial of Human Rights Defender


PHR says arbitrary case against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı must be dropped.

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Human Rights Leader and Physician Dr. Homer Venters Joins PHR


Dr. Homer Venters, an international leader in promoting health and human dignity, has joined Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) as the organization’s director of programs and a member of PHR’s executive management team. Charged with overseeing PHR’s research, investigations, and training work, Dr. Venters arrives at PHR with decades of experience as a physician, epidemiologist, and human rights activist.

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Turkey Prolongs Unlawful Detention of Physician Who Treated Patients During Unrest in Southeast


A court in the southeastern Turkish city of Şırnak has ordered the continued arbitrary detention of Dr. Serdar Küni, a member of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and former president of the Şırnak medical chamber, this week extending his five-month confinement by at least another month.

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