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Medics in Turkey Surrounded by Tear Gas

Turkish President Signs Bill that Criminalizes Emergency Medical Care


PHR expressed concern today over the Turkish president’s signing of a bill that will criminalize certain aspects of emergency care and punish medical professionals.

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PHR Submits Statement on Syria’s Refugee Crisis to Senate Committee


The United States should immediately convene a humanitarian summit with Russia and other nations in order to improve humanitarian aid in Syria; take steps to allow more Syrian refugees to resettle in the United States; and provide funding to address their health and other needs.

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Turkey Passes Bill that Criminalizes Emergency Medical Care


The Turkish parliament passed a bill today that will criminalize emergency medical care and punish doctors with heavy fines and imprisonment for assisting those in need. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is urging the president of the Turkish Republic, Abdullah Gul, not to sign the bill, which would have a chilling effect on access to medical care.

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Bahraini Woman

On Human Rights Day, PHR Highlights Priorities for the Administration


On Human Rights Day, PHR highlighted the need for the U.S. government to address several pressing issues in order to protect fundamental freedoms and promote the United States’ position as a beacon for human rights.

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U.S. Official Misses Opportunity to Address Human Rights Issues in Bahrain


PHR today expressed concern that U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel failed to publicly prioritize human rights in Bahrain during a major event in the kingdom.

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