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Human Rights Leader and Physician Dr. Homer Venters Joins PHR

03/20/2017

Dr. Homer Venters, an international leader in promoting health and human dignity, has joined Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) as the organization’s director of programs and a member of PHR’s executive management team. Charged with overseeing PHR’s research, investigations, and training work, Dr. Venters arrives at PHR with decades of experience as a physician, epidemiologist, and human rights activist.

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Turkey Prolongs Unlawful Detention of Physician Who Treated Patients During Unrest in Southeast

03/17/2017

A court in the southeastern Turkish city of Şırnak has ordered the continued arbitrary detention of Dr. Serdar Küni, a member of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and former president of the Şırnak medical chamber, this week extending his five-month confinement by at least another month.

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Syria’s Government Exploits UN Aid System, Starving Civilians

03/14/2017

New PHR report shows Syrian government has created illusion of cooperation while ensuring the suffering of civilians

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Revised Immigration Order Continues to Punish Refugees and Asylum Seekers

03/06/2017

PHR condemns President Trump’s revised executive order on immigration, in particular its 120-day suspension of new refugee admissions.

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PHR Statement on Veto of Syria Chemical Weapons Sanctions

02/28/2017

Physicians for Human Rights today condemns Russia’s veto of a UN Security Council resolution imposing sanctions against those parties responsible for the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

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