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Father Slit Throats of Girls Raped by Gadhafi Troops

Human rights group outlines atrocities

(Newser) - Troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi committed heinous atrocities and war crimes during the siege of Misrata, according to a new report from the Physicians for Human Rights, but the allegation that’s making headlines is actually against a civilian. The report cites a father who slit the throats of three... More »

Doctor Group Blasts Manning's Shrinks

Military psychiatrists not doing their duty, group charges

(Newser) - The military psychiatrists treating Bradley Manning are violating their ethical duties, according to a leading group of doctors. The advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights says that by allowing the accused WikiLeaker to be kept in solitary confinement in a military brig, the psychiatrists are not doing their duty as... More »

CIA Docs Accused of 'Human Experimentation'

Report from ethics groups says docs in interrogation program guilty of war crimes

(Newser) - CIA doctors who monitored the agency's "enhanced interrogation" of terror suspects may be guilty of war crimes linked to human experimentation, according to a new report from a medical ethics group. The report from Physicians for Human Rights accuses the doctors and psychologists of being involved at every stage... More »

Mugabe Liable for Cholera Deaths: Report

(Newser) - Pressure from nonprofits and watchdogs is mounting on the UN to intercede in Zimbabwe’s humanitarian crisis, GlobalPost reports. Physicians for Human Rights asserts that Robert Mugabe intentionally dismantled the country’s health and sanitation infrastructure, and is directly responsible for the cholera outbreak that has claimed 1,800 lives.... More »

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