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Andrea Gittleman
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Andrea Gittleman is Senior Legislative Counsel, Physicians for Human Rights.

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"I'd Kill Him" - Racist Violence as State Policy in Burma

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2014 | 1:38 PM

In some areas of remote Rakhine State in western Burma (officially the Union of Myanmar), mothers struggle to find medicine for their sick children, people avoid visiting clinics for fear of violence, and entire communities face serious illness and even death from preventable diseases. This black hole of medical care...

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Time to Move from Secrecy to Accountability at Guantanamo

(0) Comments | Posted March 17, 2014 | 2:04 PM

When U.S. officials at Guantanamo last year sanctioned the force-feeding of 106 detainees on hunger strike -- almost two-thirds of the detainee population -- the American public was outraged. Leaders in the scientific and medical communities opposed the policy of force-feeding as a breach of medical ethics, which...

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Targeting the Healers: When Governments Attack Health Workers in Times of Conflict

(1) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 10:49 AM

When the government of Bahrain responded to peaceful protests in 2011 with a barrage of tear gas, birdshot, and other weapons, nurse Rula Al-Saffar rushed to help those in need. She saw abuse against protesters, including the use of live ammunition against a peaceful crowd and the firing of tear...

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Lack of Effective Government Response to Anti-Muslim Violence Threatens Reforms in Burma

(0) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 7:16 PM

As tourists and businesses continue to flow into Burma, a country long isolated by its former military regime, narratives of beautiful landscapes and untapped "investment potential" are replacing stories about rampant forced labor, child soldiers, and militarized attacks against civilians. Burma is looking to gain legitimacy on the international stage...

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Combating Gender-Based Violence as a U.S. Policy Priority

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 11:36 AM

This blog is part of the series, "Ten Critical Human Rights Challenges for the Next President," sponsored by Freedom House. The series will feature renowned experts writing on some of the top human rights issues that should be addressed by the presidential candidates and the next administration. As...

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