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Bahraini Doctor in ER

Bahraini Medics Convicted in Criminal Court: Dismay, Disappointment

11/21/2012

PHR today expressed dismay at the decision by Bahrain’s Lower Criminal Court to sentence 23 health professionals to three months in prison on charges of illegally gathering during Arab spring protests in 2011. Five others were acquitted.

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Easing of Sanctions on Burmese Imports Does Little to Improve Human Rights There

11/16/2012

As expected, the Obama administration today suspended the US ban on imports from Burma, just days before President Obama’s historic visit to that country. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is disappointed that the decision was not coupled to a requirement for proper safeguards to protect human rights.

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Sergei Magnitsky

US House Passes Trade Bill That Includes Sanctions for Russians Involved in Magnitsky Death

11/16/2012

PHR applauds today’s vote by the US House of Representatives to pass legislation that would place sanctions on Russians implicated in the torture and death three years ago of a Russian anti-corruption lawyer.

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PHR Congratulates President Obama on His Reelection, Urges Administration to Strengthen US Human Rights Policies in Second Term

11/07/2012

PHR congratulates President Obama on his reelection. A second term provides an opportunity for the administration to strengthen US policies on a variety of important human rights issues, thereby fulfilling obligations incumbent upon the administration and completing the unfinished work of the first term.

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Reports of Summary Executions by Syrian Rebel Forces Are of Grave Concern

11/05/2012

PHR expresses grave concern over reports that Syrian rebel forces allegedly summarily executed members of the government’s armed forces last week and captured the crime on videotape.

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