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PHR Welcomes Confirmation of Charles Taylor’s Sentence

09/26/2013

PHR today welcomed the confirmation of a 50-year sentence for former Liberia President Charles Taylor for his role in encouraging rebels in Sierra Leone to commit war crimes and planning some of the attacks during the country’s civil war.

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PHR Documents Unlawful Use of Force and Tear Gas and Attacks on Medical Community in Turkey

09/25/2013

The Turkish government has engaged in unnecessary and excessive violence, used tear gas as a weapon on a massive scale, and intentionally targeted medical facilities and staff during the June demonstrations, according to a new report by Physicians for Human Rights.

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Human Rights Groups Call to End Impunity for Attacks on Health Workers

09/20/2013

The United Nations Human Rights Council should strengthen documentation and accountability for the growing number of attacks on health workers, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition, a group of human rights, health professional and other nongovernmental groups, said today.

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PHR Urges U.S. and International Community to Address War Crimes in Syria Negotiations

09/13/2013

Government forces have deliberately attacked medical facilities across Syria, systematically targeted doctors and other health providers with violence, arrests and killings, and repeatedly denied medical care to the sick and wounded in violation of international humanitarian laws, according to a new U.N. report.

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PHR Experts Comment on Video Footage from Syria

08/23/2013

A team of experts from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has reviewed footage of a number of publicly available videos emerging from Syria, along with reports of events leading up to the filmed footage, and concluded that there is compelling medical evidence that chemical weapons or other lethal gases have been used.

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