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Thursday, 10/29 in New York: Die-In to #DefendDoctors in Syria


Hundreds of health professionals and volunteers will stage a die-in on Thursday, October 29, to represent the medical personnel killed during the Syrian conflict and highlight war crimes being committed through deliberate attacks on Syria’s health care system.

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Lawsuit Filed Against CIA Torture Psychologists


PHR welcomed a federal lawsuit against psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the architects of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program.

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Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes Effort to Improve U.S. Military’s Guidelines for Health Professionals


PHR said it strongly supports an initiative urging the Pentagon to adopt measures prohibiting doctors and other health professionals from participating in interrogations, force-feeding, and other actions that violate the ethical duty to “do no harm.”

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Russian Warplanes Strike Medical Facilities in Syria


PHR has confirmed that Russian airstrikes damaged three medical facilities in Syria in two days, exacerbating an already dire situation for civilians living in areas where the health system has been systematically attacked by the Syrian government.

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Myanmar Illegally Displaced Families, Devastating Their Health and Livelihoods


The Myanmar government violated international laws when displacing families as part of a dam project along the Paunglaung River in southern Shan state.

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