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President Obama’s Burma Visit Offers Opportunity to Push for Improvement on Human Rights


During his trip to Burma this week, President Obama should demand progress on a range of human rights issues, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today.

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Guantanamo Detainee in Shackles

PHR Calls for Federal Probe into American Psychological Association’s Role in CIA Torture Program


PHR is calling for a Department of Justice investigation into the American Psychological Association’s (APA) role in supporting the CIA’s torture program.

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Kenyatta’s Appearance at the Hague a Welcome Step for Accountability


Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta appeared today at the International Criminal Court (ICC), where he faces charges of crimes against humanity for his role in violence that followed the 2007 election.

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Force-feeding at Guantánamo

Physicians for Human Rights Comments on First Trial on Force-Feeding of Guantánamo Detainees


PHR said today that the trial over the force-feeding of Abu Wa’el Dhiab should highlight the legal and medical ethics violations inherent in the practice, which can constitute torture and must immediately end.

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Protester Holds the Bahraini Flag

Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes Lifting of Travel Ban for Bahraini Human Rights Activist


PHR today welcomed the decision by a Bahraini court to lift the travel ban on Maryam al-Khawaja, but remained concerned about the spurious charges that remain against her.

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