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Patient in a Syrian Field Hospital

Worst Month Yet for Attacks on Hospitals in Syrian Conflict


Attacks on health care facilities in Syria reached the highest numbers yet in a single month since the start of the conflict in March 2011. In May alone, PHR documented 15 attacks on 14 medical facilities, including seven that had been attacked previously.

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Palestinian Prisoner

Physicians for Human Rights Denounces Israel’s Proposed Force-Feeding Law


PHR urged Israel’s parliament to reject a proposed bill that would legalize the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners, in violation of medical ethics and international law.

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Military Tower at Guantanamo

Physicians for Human Rights Applauds Bipartisan Amendment Reaffirming Prohibition on Torture


PHR welcomed the passage of a bipartisan amendment that reaffirms the prohibition on torture and helps prevent future U.S. administrations from engaging in torture.

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Kachin Man at Relief Camp in Burma

Kachin Conflict in Burma Enters Fifth Year


This week’s four-year anniversary of the breakdown of a ceasefire between the Kachin Independent Army and the Burmese Army, which had previously held for nearly two decades, renews attention on violence against ethnic minorities in Burma.

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Human Rights Groups Applaud Legislation Reaffirming U.S. Prohibition on Torture


On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Senators McCain, Feinstein, Reed, and Collins introduced legislation to make the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations the standard for all U.S. government interrogations to make sure that the United States never uses torture again.

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