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PHR Unveils Anti-Torture Pledge for Health Professionals

05/18/2017

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today launched a pledge for health professionals across the United States to stand together in their rejection of torture, voicing the consensus that torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment are absolutely prohibited in all circumstances.

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Questions President Erdogan Should Answer Tomorrow in Washington

05/16/2017

Tomorrow, U.S. President Donald J. Trump will meet with his Turkish counterpart, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has long partnered with Turkish health professionals and human rights advocates to investigate and prevent human rights violations in Turkey and around the world. Since last year’s coup attempt, the crackdown against critics and human rights defenders has been catastrophic.

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PHR Responds to U.S. Allegations of Syrian Crematorium

05/15/2017

“If shown to be true, the Syrian government’s use of a crematorium demonstrates the extent to which the Syrian government has become a machine that commits mass murder with impunity. As our colleagues at Amnesty International demonstrated earlier this year, Syrian authorities have executed between 5,000 and 13,000 people at Sadnaya prison. Now we know what they’ve done with the bodies.

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PHR, Watchlist Say Attacks on Health Care Continue Unabated

05/03/2017

On anniversary of Security Council Resolution condemning attacks on medical facilities and personnel, both organizations say all-out assault continues worldwide

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Dr. Serdar Küni

PHR Condemns Baseless Criminal Conviction of Turkish Doctor

04/24/2017

A doctor and human rights defender in southeastern Turkey was convicted today for treating alleged members of anti-government Kurdish armed groups. A three-judge panel handed down a conviction against Dr. Serdar Küni, a member of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey, who was arrested and detained last October. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which sent a delegation to attend Dr. Küni’s trial in the Turkish city of Şırnak, said his conviction is unwarranted and a blatant attack against health professionals who are providing health care in Turkey’s restive southeast.

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