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U.S. Department of Defense Considers New Retaliation Against Guantánamo Navy Nurse

07/23/2015

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today denounced new efforts by the military to revoke the security clearance of a U.S. Navy nurse, calling it backdoor retaliation for his refusal to force-feed Guantánamo detainees on hunger strike. PHR said the nurse – who was honored today with an ethics award – should be commended rather than punished, and reiterated its call for President Obama to end force-feeding and ensure a policy of ethical recusal for all military health professionals.

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Guantánamo Navy Nurse Who Refused to Force-Feed Detainees to Receive Ethics Award

07/22/2015

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today commended the American Nurses Association (ANA) for honoring a nurse who refused to take part in the unethical and criminal practice of force-feeding detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay. The ANA will present its Year of Ethics award to the nurse’s attorney during its membership meeting in Washington, D.C. on July 23.

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Handcuffed Detainee at Guantanamo

U.S. Justice Department Must Investigate American Psychological Association’s Role in U.S. Torture Program

07/10/2015

PHR called for a federal criminal probe into the American Psychological Association’s (APA) role in the U.S. torture program following the release of a damning new report that confirms the APA colluded with the Bush administration to enable psychologists to design, implement, and defend a program of torture.

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Military Tower at Guantanamo

Physicians for Human Rights Applauds Bipartisan Amendment Reaffirming Prohibition on Torture

06/16/2015

PHR welcomed the passage of a bipartisan amendment that reaffirms the prohibition on torture and helps prevent future U.S. administrations from engaging in torture.

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Human Rights Groups Applaud Legislation Reaffirming U.S. Prohibition on Torture

06/09/2015

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Senators McCain, Feinstein, Reed, and Collins introduced legislation to make the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations the standard for all U.S. government interrogations to make sure that the United States never uses torture again.

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