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Resolution to End Persecution of the Rohingya in Burma Introduced

11/19/2013

PHR welcomed the introduction of a resolution that aims to end discrimination against the Rohingya, a minority group in Burma (officially the Union of Myanmar) that is one of the world’s most persecuted ethnic groups.

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Leading Doctors Ask President Obama to End Force-Feeding and Restore Medical Ethics at Guantánamo

11/05/2013

More than 35 prominent doctors and public health professionals – including a former U.S. surgeon general, six Nobel Laureates in chemistry and medicine, and 18 current and former deans of public health and medical schools – are calling on President Obama to end force-feeding at Guantánamo and stop undermining medical care.

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New Report Outlines Violations of Medical Standards at Guantánamo

11/04/2013

An independent task force issued a report today highlighting the ongoing violations of medical ethics at Guantánamo and calling on the Department of Defense (DoD), the medical community, and others to conform to ethical principles in order to stop harming the detainees.

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PHR’s Dr. Holly Atkinson to Discuss Persecution of Rohingya and Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma on Monday

10/29/2013

Dr. Holly Atkinson, volunteer medical advisor and past president of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), will speak Monday at a panel event, “Our Walls Bear Witness: The Plight of Burma’s Rohingya.”

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PHR Comments on Nobel Peace Prize Announcement

10/11/2013

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which has a long history documenting and providing expertise on chemical weapons, today congratulated the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) for being selected for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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