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.
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!
The New York Coalition Against Torture (NYCAT), a group of concerned doctors, psychologists, lawyers, students and citizens, was formed in response to the shocking human rights abuses and gross violations of health professional ethics that have taken place during the "war on terror."
When President Obama signed an Executive Order on his second day in office mandating a uniform standard for all US interrogations, the human rights community was relieved and gratified. Years of advocacy to end torture and abuse of detainees had finally paid off.