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Stop the Abuse of Immigrant Children in U.S. Custody

05/23/2018

PHR expresses concern over the ongoing abuse of unaccompanied immigrant children in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. New findings released today document systemic maltreatment of children entering the United States across its southern border.

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Impunity Reigns as Medical Personnel and Facilities across 23 Conflict-Torn Countries Remain Under Attack

05/21/2018

In its fifth annual report released today, the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition warns that attacks on health care in conflict zones around the world are continuing with impunity and may in fact be increasing. The report entitled “Violence on the Front Lines: Attacks on Health Care in 2017” documents more than 700 separate attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict across the globe.

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Confirmation of Gina Haspel, Supervisor of Torture, As CIA Director Is Unconscionable

05/17/2018

PHR today is deeply disappointed and concerned at the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Gina Haspel as CIA director. Haspel, who helped manage the CIA torture program, and who oversaw the waterboarding of detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, has yet to release any information about her precise involvement in the program and its cover-up, and did not adequately address questions on this throughout the confirmation process.

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Haspel’s 11th-Hour Regrets About CIA Torture Program Grossly Inadequate

05/15/2018

A letter, penned by CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel to Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Senator Mark Warner, is inadequate to address grave concerns about her controversial nomination and involvement in the CIA torture program.

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Gina Haspel Perpetuates Secrecy and Refuses to Say Torture is Wrong

05/09/2018

PHR is troubled by today’s public confirmation hearing of Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, in which she repeatedly evaded questions about her involvement in the CIA’s torture program, including the waterboarding of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri.

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