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PHR Responds to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Interview on NBC

07/14/2016

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has the following statement as a response, attributable to PHR Executive Director Donna McKay.

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Despite Aid Deliveries, Besieged Syrians in Madaya Starving to Death

07/12/2016

Civilians in Syria’s besieged town of Madaya are dying from malnutrition, starvation, and other preventable diseases, according to a new report published by PHR and the Syrian American Medical Society.

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Turkish Authorities Release Human Rights Defender from Prison

06/30/2016

Physicians for Human Rights welcomed the release from prison today of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, and Erol Önderoğlu of Reporters Without Borders.

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PHR Welcomes Arrest of Congolese Official Accused of Leading Militia That Raped Young Girls

06/24/2016

This week, officials in the DRC arrested provincial deputy Frederic Batumike Rukembanyi for allegedly leading a militia that is accused of raping and mutilating dozens of young girls and toddlers in the country’s South Kivu province. Members of that militia were also arrested. PHR welcomes these developments as a first step toward justice in a surge of rapes in eastern Congo that has produced few investigations and prosecutions.

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ICC Sentences Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to 18 Years for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity

06/21/2016

The International Criminal Court sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to 18 years in prison for rape, pillage, and murder carried out by troops under his command in the Central African Republic from 2002 to 2003.

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