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| May 10th, 2011 Doctor Treating Wounded Demonstrator

PHR and Prominent Medical Associations Call for Bahrain to Cease Attacks on Hospitals, Patients, and Medical Professionals

PHR today announced that several prominent medical associations and health professionals, including the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians, have joined together to call for Bahrain to cease all attacks on hospitals, patients, and medical professionals. In a joint letter sent today to Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Bahrain Defence Force, the groups urge Bahrain to respect its international legal obligations and bring an end to all other violations of medical neutrality.

| April 23rd, 2011 daily-mirror

Syrian security forces kill 60 protesters in bloodiest day of uprising

Security forces killed 88 people in the bloodiest day of Syria’s uprising yesterday. They fired at thousands of pro-democracy protesters who took to the streets after prayers. Witnesses said among those gunned down at nine demos was schoolboy Anwar Moussa, 11. One demonstrator Izraa Deraa said: “Bullets flew over our heads like heavy rain.” It is the highest single day death toll in five weeks of unrest against President Bashar al-Assad.

| April 22nd, 2011 student-blog-header-new-small

Emergency Report Decries Bahrain Human Rights Abuses

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today released an emergency report which documents and decries systematic human rights abuses in Bahrain. For the first time, the report, “Do No Harm: A Call for Bahrain to End Systematic Attacks on Doctors and Patients,” provides forensic evidence of attacks on physicians, medical staff, patients and unarmed civilians with the use of bird shot, physical beatings, rubber bullets, tear gas and unidentified chemical agents. The report was featured on several major news outlets including the Associated Press, AFP, BBC, CNN, the Independent, New York Times, and Washington Post.