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Portland Police and Federal Agents Misused Crowd-Control Weapons, Obstructed Medical Care at Oregon Protests

October 8, 2020 – The Portland Police Bureau (PPB) and federal agents used disproportionate and excessive force against both protestors and medics at the Portland, Oregon protests in July, according to a new investigation published today by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR).  The report finds that law enforcement’s deployment of crowd-control weapons and obstruction of medical care […]

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PHR: UN Plan to Investigate Recent Attacks on Health Care in Syria Woefully Insufficient

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2019 – The United Nations Secretary-General’s newly-formed Board of Inquiry (BOI) to investigate attacks on UN-supported facilities in northwest Syria will not provide an adequate degree of desperately needed protection for civilians in that area, according to Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), which has rigorously researched and documented attacks on Syria’s […]

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Myanmar’s Rohingya Massacre Survivors Struggle with Long-Term Disabilities

NEW YORK, June 25, 2019 – A new report from Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) exposes an underreported legacy of the August 2017 violence against Muslim Rohingya civilians by Myanmar security forces: long-term physical disabilities that may condemn many survivors to lifetimes of physical pain and economic insecurity. The new report, “Shot While Fleeing: Rohingya Disabled by […]

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Asylum-Seeking Children from Northern Triangle Suffer Multi-Dimensional, Recurrent, Sustained Trauma

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2019 – Since 2014, the number of children arriving at the U.S. border has risen dramatically, as unaccompanied children, adolescents, and young families have fled gang and other forms of violence in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In a new report, “There Is No One Here to […]

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Latest Trump Border Policy Breaks the Law, Again

NEW YORK, NY, Jan. 27, 2019 – Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) denounces the enforcement of a policy, announced on December 20, to return asylum seekers to Mexico to await their U.S. immigration court hearings – a practice that is clearly inhumane and inconsistent with U.S. legal obligations. The new policy, misleadingly dubbed the Migration Protection […]

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Physicians: U.S. Immigration Policy Contributes to Another Child Death

WASHINGTON, Dec. 26, 2018 – Following the second death of a child in U.S. Border Patrol custody in recent weeks, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) urgently calls for the immediate release of all detained children to community-based settings, access to independent medical providers for all detained children, and an independent investigation into the deaths. An […]

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PHR Offers Forensic Expertise in Khashoggi Case, Calls for Independent International Investigation

New York, NY, Oct. 18, 2018 – Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is horrified by reports of the disappearance and possible murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident and Washington Post contributor, entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday, October 2. He has not been seen since, and reports of […]