We call on the President of the United States to establish an independent, non-partisan commission to examine and report publicly on torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of detainees in the period since September 11, 2001. The commission, comparable in stature to the 9/11 Commission, should look into the facts and circumstances of such abuses, report on lessons learned and recommend measures that would prevent any future abuses.
Last night, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) released a report, developed over two years, detailing the origins and implementation of the Bush Administration's torture program. The SASC report is the latest and most comprehensive account of the Bush Administration's regime of torture and the central role health professionals played.
The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) has released its report detailing how senior leadership at the Pentagon authorized psychologists to violate their ethics and break the law.
Firedoglake blog will host Nathaniel Raymond, Director of PHR's Campaign Against Torture, for a live online chat, from 3-4:30 pm.
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.