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ICC Sentences Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo to 18 Years for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity


The International Criminal Court sentenced Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to 18 years in prison for rape, pillage, and murder carried out by troops under his command in the Central African Republic from 2002 to 2003.

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Sebnem Korur Fincanci

PHR Calls for Immediate Release of Imprisoned Turkish Human Rights Leader


PHR calls for the immediate, unconditional release of Şebnem Korur Fincancı, chair of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a forensic expert who has fought alongside PHR to end torture worldwide.

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PHR Responds to Blanket Redaction of CIA Torture Documents


The CIA released a trove of documents related to its rendition, detention, and interrogation programs, and PHR is appalled that the agency redacted nearly all details concerning the CIA’s Office of Medical Services, the entity ostensibly charged with detainee care.

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Al-Bayan Clinic in Syria

Deadly Aleppo Airstrikes Damage Two Syrian Hospitals


Airstrikes in Syria damaged two hospitals in opposition-controlled areas of Aleppo today, killing and wounding dozens. Working with information from its partners on the ground, PHR says both facilities are now out of service.

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Soldiers in Cizre

PHR Investigative Team Denied Access to Town in Southeast Turkey


Turkish security personnel blocked a PHR research team from accessing the town of Cizre in Turkey’s restive southeast earlier this month. That comes despite statements from Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that international organizations “can easily visit” the country’s southeast, where PHR was investigating allegations of human rights violations.

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