Credible sources in Sudan have reported that government doctors amputated a man’s right hand and left foot by court order in Khartoum on February 14, 2013, in violation of the absolute prohibition on torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishments, four human rights groups said today.
PHR today called on the president of Somalia to reverse the convictions of two people: a 27-year-old mother of five who alleges that she was gang-raped by soldiers, and a journalist who has reported on sexual violence in camps for internally displaced Somalis.
PHR today expressed disappointment that President Obama failed to mention a specific human rights agenda in Tuesday’s State of the Union address. PHR had previously called on the president to seize the opportunity to lay out in detail his strategy to combat torture and mass atrocities around the world.
Two years after political protests first erupted in Bahrain, the government continues to routinely violate the human rights of protesters, PHR said today.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has received first prize for its mobile forensic application, MediCapt, in the 2013 USAID-Humanity United Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention competition.