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PHR Responds to Announcement of Humanitarian Pause in Aleppo

10/17/2016

Russian officials announced that their forces and those of their Syrian government allies would suspend bombing and other attacks on the city of Aleppo on Thursday for an eight-hour period. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which has been documenting attacks on health care facilities and personnel since the conflict began in 2011, issued the following response, attributable to PHR Director of Programs Widney Brown.

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Myanmar’s Rohingya Continue to Suffer Systematic Extortion, Abuse

10/12/2016

Despite significant advances in Myanmar, minority groups in the Southeast Asian country continue to face systematic and pervasive human rights violations.

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Guantanamo Detainee Escorted

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Physicians for Human Rights Statement on New York Times “How U.S. Torture Left Legacy of Damaged Minds”

10/08/2016

In the following statement, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) responds to the New York Times’ latest reporting on the U.S. torture program.

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PHR response to AP interview with Assad

09/22/2016

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continued his outlandish attempt to defend the criminal actions of his own government, lying to the world about his campaign of terror against civilians and medical facilities. President Assad claimed yet again that his forces do not attack hospitals, a position wholly at odds with the facts.

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Syrian Aid Convoy

PHR Condemns Brazen Attack on Syrian Humanitarian Convoy

09/20/2016

PHR condemned the deadly overnight attack on a humanitarian aid convoy in Syria. The attack killed approximately 20 people, including aid workers and truck drivers, and destroyed 18 trucks loaded with vital food, medical, and other humanitarian supplies meant for tens of thousands of Syrians in opposition-held areas west of Aleppo city.

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