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PHR Calls for Independent Investigation of Apparent Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria

08/21/2013

PHR today called for an independent and thorough investigation into a possible chemical attack in the Ghouta region of eastern Damascus.

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PHR Documents Systematic Patterns of Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma

08/20/2013

PHR today released a report documenting the recent wave of violence against Muslims throughout Burma, whose government has created a culture of impunity for the violators and has failed to protect the Muslim minority.

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United States Extends Ban on Gems and Jade from Burma

08/08/2013

PHR welcomed President Obama‘s executive order keeping the ban on import of gems and jadeite from Burma, helping acknowledge that Burma’s gem industry is rife with exploitation and abuse.

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PHR Responds to White House Comment on Reported Afghan Massacre

07/31/2013

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today responded to a White House official’s remarks indicating the conclusion of its investigation into the 2001 incident at Dasht-e-Leili that may have claimed as many as 2,000 lives.

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PHR Expert Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Guantánamo

07/24/2013

Dr. Stephen Xenakis, a Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) anti-torture expert, asked to immediately end force feeding of Guantánamo detainees during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this afternoon. Xenakis said force feeding is painful and degrading, and violates medical guidelines by undermining the doctor-patient relationship, and engaging health professionals in the use of force against the detainees.

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