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Joint Letter to U.S. Senators Urging Opposition to the Nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA Director

04/19/2018

PHR adds its voice to NGO call for opposition to the nomination of Gina Haspel as CIA Director. It remains undisputed that Ms. Haspel was deeply involved in the CIA’s now-defunct torture program. As such, a vote to confirm her is incompatible with a meaningful commitment to the prohibition on torture.

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Joint Letter to U.S. Senators Expressing Grave Concerns Over Nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA Director

03/16/2018

PHR adds its voice to NGO call for the declassification and public release of all records on Haspel’s involvement in the CIA torture program.

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Press Release

PHR Expresses Concern over Nomination of Gina Haspel to Lead CIA

03/13/2018

President Trump nominated Gina Haspel today to serve as CIA director. Physicians for Human Rights Director of Programs Homer Venters issued the following statement in response.

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PHR Statement on Post-Election Developments in Kenya

08/12/2017

As post-election demonstrations in Kenya continue, PHR condemns excessive use of violence against peaceful protesters as well as credible allegations that police have threatened sexual violence against Kenyans. We demand swift investigations and accountability into any wrongdoing, and call for respect for human rights on all sides.

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Press Release

Trump Administration Must Preserve Copies of Senate Torture Report

06/02/2017

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) objects to the Trump Administration’s move to return to Congress copies of the Senate’s 2014 report on the CIA’s torture program.

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