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


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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U.S. Military Document Says Force-Feeding Violates Medical Ethics and International Law


PHR says that a newly public U.S. military document acknowledging that force-feeding violates medical ethics shows unlawfulness of hunger strike practices at Guantánamo.

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