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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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Camp V at Guantanamo

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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Hospital Operating Room at Guantanamo

PHR Urges Ban on Psychologists’ Participation in Interrogations


The American Psychological Association (APA) should prohibit psychologists’ involvement in interrogations and other activities inconsistent with the profession’s “do no harm” ethic, Physicians for Human Rights said this week during the APA’s annual meeting in Toronto.

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Handcuffed Detainee at Guantanamo

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


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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Palestinian Prisoner

Physicians for Human Rights Denounces Israel’s Proposed Force-Feeding Law


PHR urged Israel’s parliament to reject a proposed bill that would legalize the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners, in violation of medical ethics and international law.

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