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Injured Man in Eastern Ghouta

Physicians for Human Rights Skeptical that Cessation of Hostilities Agreement Will Protect Civilians in Syria

02/22/2016

Though the United States and Russia have announced a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to go into effect Saturday, PHR remains gravely concerned about continuing attacks on civilians.

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Unrest in Cizre

Turkish Security Forces Blocking Access to Medical Care in Southeastern Turkey

02/08/2016

PHR expressed concern over credible reports that Turkish security forces are blocking access to urgent medical care for the sick and wounded in the course of their operations in southeastern Turkey.

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Torture Chamber at Abu Ghraib

U.S. Government Releases Photos of Detainee Abuse at U.S. Military Facilities

02/05/2016

The U.S. government released 198 photos relating to detainee abuse at U.S. military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, but continued to withhold most of approximately 2,000 photos depicting prisoner ill-treatment that had been requested by the ACLU.

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Southeast Turkey

Turkish Government Must Immediately Allow Access to Health Care

02/03/2016

PHR today called on the Turkish government to immediately allow access to medical care which has been blocked by its security forces in the southeastern part of the country.

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Syria’s Neighbors Must Let Doctors Practice

02/02/2016

PHR is calling on world leaders to prioritize Syria’s shattered health system by creating mechanisms for thousands of displaced medical professionals to temporarily practice in neighboring countries. PHR’s call comes in light of this week’s conference of donor governments meeting in London to discuss response to the Syrian crisis.

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