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Letter to President Obama Urges Action on Sri Lanka

For Immediate Release

PHR and several prominent human rights organizations expressed their deep concern over the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka in a joint letter to President Barack Obama. More than 20,000 civilians are reported killed as a result of indiscriminate shelling from Sri Lankan military forces, and some 300,000 persons are being held in government-run internment camps.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is a New York-based advocacy organization that uses science and medicine to prevent mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. Learn more here.

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