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PHR calls on President Erdoğan to release detained members of the Turkish Medical Association


Physicians for Human Rights today called on the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to immediately release detained members of the Turkish Medical Association and to end the campaign of harassment and intimidation against the organization.

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U.S. Funding for Accountability Mechanism in Syria is a Step in the Right Direction


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced today that the United States will provide $350,000 for the International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism (IIIM), which was created by the UN in 2016 to provide accountability for the “most serious crimes under international law” committed in the Syrian conflict. Susannah Sirkin, director of international policy and partnerships at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), issued the following statement in response.

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Guantanamo Detainee in Shackles

PHR Condemns Trump Executive Order on Guantánamo Bay Detention Center


President Trump announced during tonight’s State of the Union address that he has reversed President Obama’s 2009 order to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center. Dr. Homer Venters, director of programs at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), issued a statement in response.

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PHR Calls for Release of Imprisoned Turkish Medical Professionals


PHR called on the Turkish government to immediately release leaders of the Turkish Medical Association (TMA), who were arrested following days of threats and protests over the group's statement criticizing war as a public health threat.

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TMA Building

PHR Condemns Threats against Turkish Medical Association


Today in Ankara, two pro-government unions held a press conference denouncing the Turkish Medical Association (TMA) and calling on the government to file charges against the organization. This follows two days of threats of physical violence to TMA staff, some of them identified as coming from a government-recognized civilian militia group.

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