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Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) was founded in 1986 by a small group of doctors who believed the unique scientific expertise and authority of health professionals could bring human rights violations to light and provide justice for victims. One of PHR's first missions was to testify on behalf of doctors and human rights activists in Chile, who were working against the military dictator Augusto Pinochet. Since then, PHR has conducted pioneering research and field investigations in more than 40 countries.
PHR focuses on a set of core human rights violations:
Atrocities against civilians during armed conflict
Violence against women, especially rape as a weapon of war
Torture and abuse of detainees
Lack of access to health care due to racial, ethnic and gender discrimination
PHR works to prove the health consequences of human rights violations. It also uses its research for advocacy focused on demanding accountability for crimes and recommending critical policy changes.
In June of 2011, PHR sent an investigative team to the coastal city of Misrata shortly after rebel forces liberated it. Witness to War Crimes: Evidence from Misrata, Libya (pdf) details the lives of ordinary citizens during a two-month siege and sheds light on Qaddafi’s systematic assault. In-depth interviews with 54 residents provided evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, torture, rape, forced internment, and disappearance.
Rape as a weapon of war and honor killings
PHR investigators conducted in-depth interviews with six Libyan civilians, including two obstetricians/
gynecologists, who gave credible reports of military-sanctioned rape as well as of
honor killings that occurred in response to these rapes. One 20-year resident of Tomina report-
ed to PHR that Qaddafi forces from Tawergha94 transformed a Tomina elementary school into a
detention site where they reportedly raped women and girls as young as 14 years old:
Mohamed remained in and around his village while his family fled to Misrata for safety.95 He reported
that as of mid-March he served as a rebel fighter. He wore a green armband to visibly identify himself
as a Qaddafi supporter, which enabled him to fight regularly on the front line without being detained
Mohamed regularly passed Alwadi Alahdar elementary school on one of Tomina’s rural roads en
route to the front line. Mohamed reported that he heard the cries of women and girls on several
occasions while passing the school. He reported seeing tanks and other military vehicles at this
school in April 2011. On one occasion, in the quiet of the night, he heard drunken laughter through the
open windows of the school building. He heard women cry out in pain and a man yell, “Shut up you
Mohamed is convinced that Qaddafi troops forcibly detained these women and girls and gang raped
them. He said he heard directly from five separate male heads of nearby households and close
friends that some of their daughters and wives had been raped by Qaddafi forces.
One father confided in Mohamed that his three daughters aged 15, 17, and 18 had gone missing after
Qaddafi troops arrived in Tomina. They returned to the family in late April and told their father that
they had been raped in the Alwadi Alahdar elementary school for three consecutive days. In what
is known as an “honor killing,”96 Mohamed related to PHR investigators, this father slit each of his
daughters’ throats with a knife that day and killed them. Mohamed also noted that some in Tomina
have stood up against this practice, including a well-known Sheik who has publicly advocated for
raped women and girls to be seen as brave and bringing honor to their families.
Soros and his foundations have had a hand in funding noteworthy leftist organizations. Since 1999, Soros's Open Society Institute (OSI) has given grants to Center for American Progress ($1.8 million), Center on Budget and Policy Priorities ($3.7 million), Economic Policy Institute ($3 million), Institute for America's Future ($965,000), and the Center for Policy Alternatives ($1.4 million), the Tides Foundation ($20 million).  Other leftist groups Soros funds includes the following;  the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the Tides Center; the National Organization for Women; Feminist Majority; the American Civil Liberties Union; People for the American Way; Alliance for Justice; NARAL Pro-Choice America; America Coming Together; Campaign for America's Future; Amnesty International; the Sentencing Project; the Center for Community Change; the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund; Human Rights Watch; the Prison Moratorium Project; the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; the National Lawyers Guild; the Center for Constitutional Rights; the Coalition for an International Criminal Court; The American Prospect; MoveOn.org; Planned Parenthood; the Nation Institute; the Brennan Center for Justice; the Ms. Foundation for Women; the National Security Archive Fund; the Pacifica Foundation; Physicians for Human Rights; the Proteus Fund; the Public Citizen Foundation; the Urban Institute; the American Friends Service Committee; Catholics for a Free Choice; Human Rights First; the Independent Media Institute; MADRE; the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund; the Immigrant Legal Resource Center; the National Immigration Law Center; the National Immigration Forum; the National Council of La Raza; the American Immigration Law Foundation; the Lynne Stewart Defense Committee; and the Peace and Security Funders Group.
Originally posted by strafgod
Reply to post by ararisq
If he couldn't live with the " humiliation" then he should of killed himself.
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