Assad regime jailed medics longer than other detainees: PHR

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Syrian healthcare workers detained by regime forces for providing care have been held longer than those arrested for other reasons, according to a report by the Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released on Wednesday. The report by the US-based NGO revealed that in the early years of the Syrian uprising, health workers detained for providing care to injured protesters were 91% less likely to be released than their counterparts detained for political reasons. The findings of the PHR report are based on a data set of 1,685 detentions that occurred in 2011 and 2012 across Syria, provided by the O…

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