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PHR Welcomes APA Vote to Maintain Anti-Torture Protections

08/05/2016

During its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, the American Psychological Association (APA) voted against changing its 2015 ban on psychologists participating in national security interrogations and practicing at illegal detention sites like Guantánamo Bay. Instead, decisions on any proposed amendments have been tabled until February 2017, when the APA’s governing Council of Representatives will reconvene.

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PHR Responds to Blanket Redaction of CIA Torture Documents

06/14/2016

The CIA released a trove of documents related to its rendition, detention, and interrogation programs, and PHR is appalled that the agency redacted nearly all details concerning the CIA’s Office of Medical Services, the entity ostensibly charged with detainee care.

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Gitmo Detainee

Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Architects of CIA Torture Program to Proceed

04/22/2016

A lawsuit brought by victims of CIA torture against two psychologists who designed and oversaw the illegal program will be allowed to proceed in a U.S. court.

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Guantánamo Prison

PHR: United States Must Close Guantánamo and End Indefinite Detention

02/23/2016

Physicians for Human Rights urged President Obama to ensure all detainees are safely repatriated, resettled in third countries, or prosecuted in federal courts, in response to the administration’s newly announced plan to close Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility.

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Torture Chamber at Abu Ghraib

U.S. Government Releases Photos of Detainee Abuse at U.S. Military Facilities

02/05/2016

The U.S. government released 198 photos relating to detainee abuse at U.S. military facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan, but continued to withhold most of approximately 2,000 photos depicting prisoner ill-treatment that had been requested by the ACLU.

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