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PHR Welcomes APA’s Call to Remove Psychologists from Guantánamo and National Security Interrogations


PHR welcomed the American Psychological Association’s request that the U.S. government withdraw all psychologists from national security interrogation roles and from Guantánamo Bay and other detention settings that operate in violation of international law.

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Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes Effort to Improve U.S. Military’s Guidelines for Health Professionals


PHR said it strongly supports an initiative urging the Pentagon to adopt measures prohibiting doctors and other health professionals from participating in interrogations, force-feeding, and other actions that violate the ethical duty to “do no harm.”

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Lawsuit Filed Against CIA Torture Psychologists


PHR welcomed a federal lawsuit against psychologists James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the architects of the CIA’s post-9/11 torture program.

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France Opens Investigation into Torture in Syria


PHR today welcomed an announcement that France has opened the world’s first criminal inquiry into torture in Syria.

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Ban on Psychologists’ Participation in Interrogations Passes


PHR welcomed a decision by the American Psychological Association to ban psychologists from participating in national security interrogations and advising on their confinement conditions, and to withdraw their presence from Guantánamo and other sites operating illegally.

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