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Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes Dr. Kathleen Foley to its Board of Directors

06/29/2015

PHR announced the appointment of Kathleen M. Foley, MD, to its board of directors. Dr. Foley is an attending neurologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where she has worked for more than four decades.

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Worst Month Yet for Attacks on Hospitals in Syrian Conflict

06/18/2015

Attacks on health care facilities in Syria reached the highest numbers yet in a single month since the start of the conflict in March 2011. In May alone, PHR documented 15 attacks on 14 medical facilities, including seven that had been attacked previously.

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Physicians for Human Rights Applauds Bipartisan Amendment Reaffirming Prohibition on Torture

06/16/2015

PHR welcomed the passage of a bipartisan amendment that reaffirms the prohibition on torture and helps prevent future U.S. administrations from engaging in torture.

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Palestinian Prisoner

Physicians for Human Rights Denounces Israel’s Proposed Force-Feeding Law

06/16/2015

PHR urged Israel’s parliament to reject a proposed bill that would legalize the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners, in violation of medical ethics and international law.

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Kachin Man at Relief Camp in Burma

Kachin Conflict in Burma Enters Fifth Year

06/09/2015

This week’s four-year anniversary of the breakdown of a ceasefire between the Kachin Independent Army and the Burmese Army, which had previously held for nearly two decades, renews attention on violence against ethnic minorities in Burma.

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