Physicians for Human

Physicians for Human


Through evidence, change is possible. Follow our staff: https://t.co/TOOP1OpB6m Executive Director: @DMcKayPHR

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City and state officials across the United States should review their laws, policies & practices ahead of the November 3 general elections to ensure that they protect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly. More: #Elections2020  @hrw  @amnesty 

PHR joins @hrw  @humanrights1st  @CivCenter  @amnesty  to urge 3,500+ U.S. governors, mayors, and city council members to protect the right to freedom of peaceful assembly during a #Election2020d  potential protests.

The facts are clear: The U.S. government’s treatment of asylum seekers through family separation constitutes cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and, in all cases evaluated by PHR experts, constitutes torture and enforced disappearance. #Debates2020 

The latest video reconstruction recapping protests shows #PortlandPolice  deliberately attacked peaceful protestors in June. We demand accountability of law enforcement and oversight now.

Though doctors have come to understand the virus better, we cannot get complacent. Let’s continue to listen to experts who #LetScienceLead 

It is concerning to see NYPD again kettling peaceful protestors, a tactic that is inherently dangerous but more so in the context of a pandemic. PHR has documented the harms of kettling protesters in the Bronx & Portland & called for its prohibition.

Why do we mask up? #BecauseScience . As the United States passes another grim milestone - 250K #COVID19  deaths - we know that mask mandates and social distancing are effective ways to help curb the devastating effects of the pandemic. Get yours:

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“I'll just confess to you guys, I'm exhausted trying to convince folks to do stuff. It’s just going nowhere," Dr. Thomas Dobbs, Mississippi's state health officer, said Monday during a meeting with members of the Mississippi Senate.

In the DRC, #COVID19  has threatened hard-won gains in the fight against #sexualviolence . Learn more from PHR’s Joyeux Mushekuru #16Days  #16daysofActivism 

Early in 2020 we published evidence of the dire and tragic effect of the U.S. government’s family separation policy at the U.S. southern border. The #newyear  will be a new chance for the U.S. gov to abolish #familyseparation , once and for all.

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The “cumulative severity of the pain and suffering inflicted on Mr. #Assange —both physical and psychological—is in violation of the 1984 Convention Against Torture,” says Dr. who also serves as as PHR Torture Documentation Advisor.

So-called "nonlethal weapons" can have deadly effects. @washingtonpost  looks at crowd-control weapons and their impacts from #Iraq  to #Chile  to #HongKong , highlighting @INCLOnet  & PHR research: via @MiriamABerger 

NEW: Our latest investigation reveals “a consistent pattern of @PortlandPolice  and federal agents using disproportionate and excessive force against both protestors and medics.” Volunteer medics were targeted for caring for injured protestors.

At an @ICEgov  detention center, women with cancer are being denied treatment. Others have attempted suicide. "It’s only a matter of time before someone dies at Karnes," says @RAICESTEXAS ' Andrea Meza. More in this must-read piece by @angelinachapin 

Experience life in #Bangladesh 's #Kutupalong  camp, now housing more than 620,000 #Rohingya  refugees from #Rakhine  State. #VR 

Our @sm_doug  explains how the CIA's illegal torture program in fact constituted unlawful human experimentation

NEW from PHR: A Protester’s Guide to Preparing for, Protecting Against, and Treating Tear Gas and Other Chemical Irritant Exposure#RightToProtest 

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7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin died in U.S. custody from dehydration. Detaining children is wrong & there is no excuse for her death. Click to Tweet House & Senate leaders that children should never be detained: #PrioritizeLivesNotWalls  #JusticeForJakelin 

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