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.
Salon.com's Mark Benjamin recently covered PHR's analysis of US government torture and interrogation policy documents, declassified since President Obama took office. In his review of documents, PHR Medical Advisor Scott Allen, MD, found alarming evidence of bad applications of scientific knowledge and gross ethical misconduct by medical personnel in interrogations of terror suspects in US custody.
The newly released report by the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility shows not only that John Yoo and Jay Bybee created disgracefully flawed legal analysis but also that they tried to justify that reasoning by using bad science.