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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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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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Worst Month Yet for Attacks on Hospitals in Syrian Conflict


Attacks on health care facilities in Syria reached the highest numbers yet in a single month since the start of the conflict in March 2011. In May alone, PHR documented 15 attacks on 14 medical facilities, including seven that had been attacked previously.

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Physicians for Human Rights Applauds Bipartisan Amendment Reaffirming Prohibition on Torture


PHR welcomed the passage of a bipartisan amendment that reaffirms the prohibition on torture and helps prevent future U.S. administrations from engaging in torture.

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