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Independent Investigation and Forensic Protocols Are Key to Assessing Chemical Weapons Use

04/26/2013

Amid accumulating signs that chemical weapons may have been used recently in Syria, PHR repeats its call for a thorough independent investigation of such allegations to be conducted immediately that follows forensic protocols for handling evidence.

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Dr. Fowler examines bones

Afghanistan Must Bolster Its Capacity to Identify the Missing, PHR Declares in New Report

04/24/2013

A new report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released at a conference in Kabul today on “Truth Seeking and the Role of Forensic Science” outlines steps that Afghanistan can take if it is to make progress in addressing the right to truth of victims of more than three decades of violent conflict by identifying missing and disappeared persons.

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Tied Up

New Bipartisan Report Supports PHR’s Position on Torture of Detainees

04/16/2013

PHR applauds the publication today of a bipartisan independent report that supports PHR’s longstanding contention that the interrogation and treatment of many detainees in US custody since 9/11 amounted to torture.

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Guantanamo Bay Holding Pen

Free Guantánamo Detainees Who Are Cleared for Release

04/10/2013

As a hunger strike by dozens of detainees held at Guantánamo Bay enters its third month, PHR calls on President Obama to take immediate steps to free those who have been cleared for release and to treat remaining detainees in conformance with ethical guidelines and international law.

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Destruction in Meiktila, Burma

Burma’s Leaders Should Take Steps to Investigate and Prevent Anti-Muslim Violence

04/05/2013

PHR calls on Burma’s government to act urgently to halt anti-Muslim incitement and to invite international investigators to launch an immediate independent investigation into a reported massacre of more than two dozen Muslim students in Meiktila on March 21.

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