Physicians for Human Rights Joins 25 Groups and Individuals in Calling for Inspector General Investigation into Extraordinary Rendition
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) joined 20 other organizations and five individuals in urging the Department of Justice to refer the Administration's use of extraordinary rendition to the Inspectors General of the Defense Department, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Justice, and any other department involved in allegations of abuse relating to extraordinary rendition.
Over the weekend The New York Times published an editorial addressing public criticism for the paper's inconsistent use of the word "torture" to characterize the Bush Administration's interrogations techniques. Last week, PHR submitted a letter to the editor on this very topic.
Boston Area Readers: PHR Invites You to a Public Forum.
In an article published yesterday by PLoS Medicine, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) experts showed that medical doctors and mental health personnel at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, neglected or concealed medical evidence of torture and ill treatment including bone fractures, lacerations, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Last week brought good news to the family of Francisco Castañeda, the former immigration detainee who died of cancer that detention health authorities failed to diagnose and treat.