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Letter from Asylum Network to Attorney General Mukasey Regarding Female Genital Cutting


The US Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) recently ended a long-standing policy allowing asylum in the United States for women and girls subjected to the ritual of female genital cutting (FGC).

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PHR condemns forced sedation of detainees solely to facilitate deportation


PHR condemns US policy encouraging forced sedation of immigration detainees with powerful psychotropic medication — solely to facilitate deportation...

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Letter in Support of California State Resolution Against Health Professional Involvement in Interrogations


PHR sent the letter below to the California State Legislature in support of the Ridley-Thomas Resolution, which mandates that state licensing agencies for health professionals inform their membership that participation in US national security interrogations violates their ethical obligations and could result in the loss of their state license to practice in California.

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PHR Urges Secretary of State Rice to Pressure Pakistan to End Abuses


We are writing to urge a significant increase in U.S. pressure on the Government of Pakistan to end martial law and to release those who have been detained or are under house arrest.

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Dr. Allen Keller Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee on CIA "Enhanced Interrogation Program"


Dr. Allen Keller, MD, a PHR member and Director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, testified on September 25, 2007 in closed session at the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's hearing on U.S. interrogation policy.

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