Physicians for Human Rights is proud to announce that PHR advisor Steven Reisner, PhD, received the Beacon Award at the New York State Psychological Association's annual conference in May 2010. The Beacon Award is given annually to a psychologist whose leadership or advocacy has established a guiding light for the profession of psychology.
Today PHR has released a new report, Experiments in Torture: Human Subject Research and Experimentation in the Enhanced Interrogation Program. It is the first report to reveal evidence indicating that CIA medical personnel allegedly engaged in the crime of illegal experimentation after 9/11, in addition to the previously disclosed crime of torture.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act became law in 2003, but it was not until earlier this year that regulations to implement the law were proposed to be enacted by the Department of Justice. In early May, Physicians for Human Rights submitted comments in support of these proposed standards to prevent, and offer treatment to victims of, sexual abuse in prison.
On Thursday the New York Times reported the alarming and deeply troubling news that Malawi sentenced Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, a gay couple, to 14 years in prison and hard labor.
PHR medical student activists from New York just spent a day in Albany educating policy makers on this bill. We have the momentum--take action today!