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Eight Medical Professionals Dismissed from Bahrain Ministry of Health

01/31/2013

PHR condemns today’s decision by Bahrain’s Ministry of Health to dismiss from their ministry jobs eight medical professionals convicted in connection with providing medical care to protesters during the Arab Spring of 2011.

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President Obama Signs Expansion of Rewards for Justice Program

President Obama Signs Expansion of Rewards for Justice Program

01/15/2013

PHR applauds President Obama for signing key legislation today that expands the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program, which authorizes payment to people who help capture those responsible for the most heinous international crimes.

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Denis Mukwege

Dr. Mukwege’s Return to DRC Offers Opportunity to Support Courageous Champion of Human Rights

01/14/2013

Today’s jubilant return by Dr. Denis Mukwege to the Democratic Republic of the Congo nearly 12 weeks after an assassination attempt at his home in Bukavu has given Congolese leaders and citizens the opportunity to show their support for this courageous and beloved advocate for victims of sexual violence.

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Denis Mukwege

Dr. Mukwege’s Planned Return to DRC Shows Extraordinary Courage and Commitment

01/10/2013

Despite continued grave concerns for his safety, PHR supports Dr. Denis Mukwege in his return to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. As he resumes his work treating victims of sexual violence, PHR urges the relevant authorities to secure the safety of this internationally renowned surgeon and human rights champion.

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Bahrain Convictions Provide Welcome — Though Still Rare — Measure of Justice

01/04/2013

The recent conviction of two Bahraini intelligence agents in the April 2011 beating death of a Shia businessman provides a welcome dose of justice in that troubled Gulf kingdom, PHR said today. But the seven-year sentences were very lenient, given the severity of the crime, and high-ranking officials who encouraged or condoned such behavior have still never been charged.

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