How the Syrian Government Targets Health Workers for Arrest, Detention, and Torture
In this event, Physicians for Human Rights will present findings and recommendations from its newest report, My Only Crime Was That I Was a Doctor.
An expert panel will shed light on the systematic violations of human rights and international humanitarian law during the Syrian conflict—including systematic attacks on medical facilities and personnel—and discuss prospects for accountability and justice.
A reception will be held at 6:00 p.m.
Kathleen Foley is vice-chair of the board of directors of Physicians for Human Rights.
Michele Heisler is medical director of Physicians for Human Rights.
Ahmed Kalecioğlu is a Syrian detention survivor and a health program officer for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.
Rayan Koteiche is a researcher for Physicians for Human Rights.
Stephen Rapp is a former ambassador-at-large for War Crimes Issues in the Office of Global Criminal Justice at the U.S. State Department, and is a board member of Physicians for Human Rights.
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