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Attacked Hopital in Aleppo

Aleppo Region Suffers Worst Week of Hospital Attacks Since Syrian Conflict Began


Over the past week, Syrian government forces launched deadly airstrikes against six hospitals in and around Aleppo, the worst week for attacks on medical facilities in that region since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.

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


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

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Government Forces in Madaya

Despite Aid Deliveries, Besieged Syrians in Madaya Starving to Death


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


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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M23 Keeps Watch in Kavumu

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


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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