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The UN says the United States is still torturing detainees at Guantánamo. More reason than ever to close it.

12/15/2017

The U.N. special rapporteur on torture stated earlier this week that torture of a detainee at the Guantánamo Bay detention center is ongoing, despite a domestic ban on so-called "enhanced interrogation" torture techniques. The expert noted that the detainee, who endured years of CIA torture before being transferred to Guántanamo, continues to be subjected to abusive detention practices, including indefinite detention, solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, and denial of medical care -- including to treat the effects of his past torture at the hands of the CIA.

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Parents of Congolese Child Rape Victims Testify in Landmark Trial

12/11/2017

The parents of a group of little Congolese girls who were savagely raped during a three-year reign of terror in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took the stand today in a landmark trial, where Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has provided technical support in gathering forensic evdience.

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“Shot From Behind While Fleeing” – PHR’s Dr. Homer Venters Reports from the Myanmar-Bangladesh Border

12/08/2017

One Rohingya man suffered a compound fracture in his leg when he was savagely beaten by Myanmar security forces. A 5-year-old girl was flung against a wall with such force that, two months later, she still can’t walk. A young woman was struck over the head with a machete and then left to die in her burning home.

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Protecting Survivors, Ensuring Justice: Week One of the Kavumu Child Rape Trial

12/01/2017

Cloaked from head to toe to shield her identity, the witness was led into the makeshift court room and seated behind a screen. Out of sight of the 18 defendants, she addressed the court.

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DNA Technology and the Denial of Justice for Survivors of Sexual Violence

11/29/2017

DNA analysis is often lauded as an invaluable tool for prosecutors. But it’s not a panacea, and our exaggerated dependence on it threatens to derail countless cases of sexual violence.

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