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Prohibiting Medical Participation in Torture

06/14/2012

Eighteen years after the United States ratified the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment, we are still engaging in illegal and immoral practices all over the world.

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Conference Highlights Importance of Forensic Evidence to Asylum Seekers

02/21/2012

Approximately 200 people from around the world gathered in Washington, DC on February 15-16 to participate in the “Forensic Evidence in the Fight Against Torture” conference. Participants, including PHR staff, shared experiences, challenges, emerging developments, and best practices from around the world.

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Imprisoning Relief Workers: Understanding the Aftermath of Cyclone Nargis

02/07/2012

In the aftermath of Cyclone Nargis in 2008, the Burmese military junta government refused to allow international aid to enter the country, and even handed large prison sentences to Burmese individuals who had stepped forward to help their fellow citizens.

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Unspeakable Acts: Torture in Burma’s Prisons

02/07/2012

Burmese detainees can be subjected to physical and psychological torture, regardless of age, sex, or the official charges held against them. In some cases, this torture has occurred before official charges have been made.

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Words From the Prisoners

02/07/2012

Interviews with former Burmese political prisoners revealed that conditions in the prisons are both physically and psychologically degrading.

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