The New York State Senate is expected to vote imminently on whether or not to pass a groundbreaking anti-torture bill, known as the Duane-Gottfried bill, which would prohibit health professional participation in torture.
New York State residents should call their state Senators TODAY to urge them to vote for Senate Bill 4495.
A 29-year-old mother of three from the Republic of Congo who was arrested, detained, accused of anti-government activities because of her ethnicity, tortured and raped repeatedly by military officers for more than a year before escaping and finding her way to the US to seek asylum.
This weekend---on June 20---people around the globe will celebrate World Refugee Day.Supporting the Refugee Protection Act of 2010 is an excellent way to honor the struggle of the millions of people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes and countries in fear of persecution, torture, or death.
PHR's statement made in May 2010 to the US Senate in support of the Refugee Protection Act of 2010, in honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2010.