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Letter to President Obama Urges Action on Sri Lanka

Cambridge, Mass - 06/24/2009

PHR and several prominent human rights organizations expressed their deep concern over the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka in a joint letter to President Barack Obama. More than 20,000 civilians are reported killed as a result of indiscriminate shelling from Sri Lankan military forces, and some 300,000 persons are being held in government-run internment camps.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a New York-based advocacy organization that uses science and medicine to prevent mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. Learn more here.

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