On April 14, Major General Antonio M. Taguba (USA, Ret.), the commander of the official 2004 US Army investigation into the Abu Ghraib detainee abuse scandal, made a rare public appearance at Harvard Law School to give a lecture sponsored by the Harvard Human Rights Program, the Human Rights Advocates at Harvard Law, and Physicians for Human Rights.
Please join Physicians for Human Rights and Retired US Army Major General Antonio Mario Taguba this Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 4:00-6:15 PM for an exciting afternoon of discussion, debate and dialogue on torture by US forces in the war against terror---and how we can hold accountable those who committed these heinous crimes.
Reuters' Randall Mikkelsen reports today that the CIA's Director Leon Panetta says the agency will decommission the infamous "black sites" where terrorism suspects were interrogated with harsh techniques that included waterboarding.
An editorial in today's New York Times echoes Physicians for Human Rights' repeated call over the last half decade: investigate abuse and hold perpetrators accountable.
On the eve of World Health Day and just weeks from the fifth anniversary of the Abu Ghraib revelations, a newly-released International Committee of the Red Cross report provides additional evidence documenting violations of medical ethics in detainee abuse, emphasizing the need for a full investigation to restore the ethical foundations of the health professions.