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PHR Welcomes Confirmation of Charles Taylor’s Sentence

09/26/2013

PHR today welcomed the confirmation of a 50-year sentence for former Liberia President Charles Taylor for his role in encouraging rebels in Sierra Leone to commit war crimes and planning some of the attacks during the country’s civil war.

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PHR Documents Unlawful Use of Force and Tear Gas and Attacks on Medical Community in Turkey

09/25/2013

The Turkish government has engaged in unnecessary and excessive violence, used tear gas as a weapon on a massive scale, and intentionally targeted medical facilities and staff during the June demonstrations, according to a new report by Physicians for Human Rights.

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Turkish Protesters Are Still Said to Be Ailing From Tear Gas

New York Times
09/25/2013

Almost 40 percent of protesters surveyed by a Turkish medical group complained of continuing repercussions from their exposure to the tear gas that security forces used to quell last spring’s antigovernment demonstrations, the group says.

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Thunderclap to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Human Rights at FCO
09/24/2013

Join Human Rights at FCO in sharing this message together at the same time - automatically: “I am calling for all UN countries to sign up to end the use of #sexualviolence in #conflict. It's #TimeToAct http://thndr.it/TGOAeN.”

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Global Health: Medical Education and Training Help Torture Survivors Build a New Life

Association of American Medical Colleges
09/23/2013

Until hours before the Boston woman delivered her baby, not one of her physicians had noticed she had been the victim of genital cutting. The account comes from Jillian M. Tuck, J.D., who manages a national program at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) to provide forensic medical evaluations for people seeking asylum.

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