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On 10 Year Anniversary of ‘Convoy of Death’, President Obama Must Keep His Promise to Investigate

12/20/2011

This December marks the 10-year anniversary of the “Convoy of Death.” During Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, 2,000 prisoners who had surrendered to the US and the Afghan Northern Alliance were shot or suffocated to death in sealed truck containers while being transferred by Northern Alliance forces. The dead prisoners – some of who had been tortured - were then buried in a mass grave in a northern Afghanistan desert at Dasht-e-Leili.

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Report Card: GOP Candidates on Waterboarding

11/17/2011

At the recent Republican debate, the presidential candidates were asked if waterboarding is torture. Their answers were shocking, in more ways than one. Even if Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman hadn’t blown the curve, everyone else would have failed the human rights test miserably.

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“Doctors of the Dark Side” Premiere Includes PHR

10/21/2011

Doctors of the Dark Side will premiere at Georgetown University Law Center this coming Monday, October 24, 2011, at 6:30pm. The film documents the critical role that physicians and psychologists played in the torture of detainees in US custody, an issue which PHR has been investigating and reporting on for several years in attempt to prevent future abuse of detainees and similar ethical violations.

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White House Committed to Closing Guantanamo

09/12/2011

The White House recently reaffirmed its commitment to closing Guantanamo—a commitment President Obama made almost three years ago when he signed an executive order mandating its closure within a year.

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PHR Remembers Victims of September 11 Attacks and Thanks All Who Fight for Human Rights

09/09/2011

PHR marks the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 by remembering the victims of the brutal terrorist attacks and thanking all those who continue to fight for human rights.

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