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Turkey Passes Bill that Criminalizes Emergency Medical Care

01/03/2014

The Turkish parliament passed a bill today that will criminalize emergency medical care and punish doctors with heavy fines and imprisonment for assisting those in need. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is urging the president of the Turkish Republic, Abdullah Gul, not to sign the bill, which would have a chilling effect on access to medical care.

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On Human Rights Day, PHR Highlights Priorities for the Administration

12/10/2013

On Human Rights Day, PHR highlighted the need for the U.S. government to address several pressing issues in order to protect fundamental freedoms and promote the United States’ position as a beacon for human rights.

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U.S. Official Misses Opportunity to Address Human Rights Issues in Bahrain

12/09/2013

PHR today expressed concern that U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel failed to publicly prioritize human rights in Bahrain during a major event in the kingdom.

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PHR Mourns the Loss of Nelson Mandela

12/05/2013

Physicians for Human Rights today expressed sadness over the loss of former South African leader Nelson Mandela, who passed away today at age 95.

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Turkish Government Considering Criminalizing Emergency Care

11/26/2013

In its latest attempt to harass medical professionals and the injured demonstrators they treat, the government of Turkey is considering a health bill that would criminalize certain aspects of emergency medical care and force doctors to compromise their professional duty to treat those in need.

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