PHR again urged the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the American Psychological Association’s complicity in the CIA torture program, following a new report in the NY Times.
Deliberate attacks on hospitals and health care professionals in Syria persist despite three United Nations resolutions aimed at protecting civilians and new hopes of relief following recent international pledges of aid to Syrians in need, according to an online map of attacks on health PHR updated today.
PHR today welcomed a recommendation by the Pentagon’s independent health advisors that medical personnel be excused from duties that violate professional ethics.
PHR is alarmed by new reports of chemical barrel bomb attacks in the Syrian village of Sarmin and calls on the UN Security Council to conduct an inquiry.
Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks have decimated the ranks of health professionals and devastated the medical infrastructure in Syria, exacerbating a humanitarian crisis.