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Torture Testimony Contributes to Decision in Federal Case in Ohio

12/12/2012

A medical expert in the Asylum Network of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) provided key testimony contributing to a significant ruling in Ohio last month in which a federal judge held that a former Somali security official was responsible for ordering the arrest and torture of a Somali law professor more than 20 years ago.

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US Senate Approves Passage of Magnitsky Act

12/06/2012

PHR applauds today’s passage by the US Senate of legislation that would place sanctions on Russians implicated in the torture and death three years ago of a Russian anti-corruption lawyer; the vote was 92 to 4.

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Deep Disappointment Follows Senate’s Rejection of UN Convention on Persons with Disabilities

12/04/2012

PHR is deeply disappointed at today’s Senate vote not to adopt the UN Convention on Persons with Disabilities.

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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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