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Psychological Torture in Detention

06/29/2012

PHR and TASSC International held a briefing at the Capitol entitled “Psychological Torture in Detention” in recognition of Torture Awareness Month. The discussion centered on the use of psychological torture on individuals in detention through practices such as prolonged indefinite detention and abusive solitary confinement.

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Cloaked torture victim at Abu Ghraib

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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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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From Bad to Worse: Health in Burma's Prisons

02/07/2012

Due to substandard living conditions in Burma's prisons, infectious diseases and chronic conditions are rampant among the detainee population.

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