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After Outcry Over Rescued Boy, PHR Debunks Russian Denial of Attacking Civilians


PHR said it was deeply moved by images of a young boy rescued in Aleppo, and disputed the Russian government's assertion that it was not responsible for strikes against civilians

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Police in Southeast Turkey

Turkey’s Southeast Remains Under Siege as Purge Continues Nationwide


Turkish security forces have unlawfully imposed a virtual state of emergency across the country’s southeast, according to a new report from PHR. That state of emergency led to hundreds of civilian deaths and deprived thousands of urgent medical care.

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PHR Welcomes APA Vote to Maintain Anti-Torture Protections


During its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, the American Psychological Association (APA) voted against changing its 2015 ban on psychologists participating in national security interrogations and practicing at illegal detention sites like Guantánamo Bay. Instead, decisions on any proposed amendments have been tabled until February 2017, when the APA’s governing Council of Representatives will reconvene.

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PHR Urges APA Not to Roll Back Anti-Torture Protections


Physicians for Human Rights today urged the American Psychological Association to reaffirm rather than weaken its 2015 resolution banning psychologists from participating in national security interrogations and serving at illegal detention sites like Guantánamo Bay.

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Attacked Hopital in Aleppo

Aleppo Region Suffers Worst Week of Hospital Attacks Since Syrian Conflict Began


Over the past week, Syrian government forces launched deadly airstrikes against six hospitals in and around Aleppo, the worst week for attacks on medical facilities in that region since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.

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