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Sergei Magnitsky: Russian officials named as suspects


Russian prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into two prison officials over the high-profile death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. The deputy governor and chief doctor at Butyrskaya prison in Moscow are suspected of negligence causing death.

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Kristine Huskey Joins PHR as Director of Anti-Torture Program


Kristine Huskey has joined PHR as Director of the Anti-Torture Program. In this role, Huskey will be responsible for leading PHR’s investigations and reporting on the devastating consequences of torture on individuals, institutions, and society.

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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights


Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.

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International Forensic Experts Issue Condemnation of Hooding

International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims

Today, as the British government is being challenged in the High Court on its guidance to intelligence officers on the detention and interviewing of detainees overseas, leading international forensic experts have issued a strong condemnation of the practice.

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Zimbabwe's President Mugabe Must Stop Abuses Against Opposition Activists and Denial of Medical Care


In a letter to President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Physicians for Human Rights condemns the torture and assaults on and denial of medical treatment to members of the opposition party and other peaceful activists by police and security personnel.

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