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Sondra Crosby, MD

A Doctor's Response to Torture


In the recently released Annals of Internal Medicine, PHR volunteer Dr. Sondra Crosby describes her experience treating a torture survivor who she calls “Rashid.” Kidnapped from a hospital bed and sold for a bounty, Rashid spent 5 years in US custody where he suffered severe beatings, prolonged solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, and rape. All along, he was innocent. (Please note, the below linked article is in PDF format.)

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Guantánamo Bay Failures Underline Need For a Humane Touch in the War on Terror

Policy Mic

PHR physician evaluator Sondra Crosby's experiences treating Guantánamo Bay detainees highlight the need for a US policy towards terror suspects that upholds human rights.

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TD Blog Interview with Kristine Huskey

The Talking Dog

Kristine Huskey, Director of PHR's Anti-Torture Program is interviewed by The Talking Dog.

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In the News

Syria, Bahrain and Middle East unrest - Monday 9 January

The Guardian

An American activist who was refused entry to Bahrain on Sunday said he feared the 20 medics being re-tried for allegedly trying to overthrow the regime would be "scape-goated" by the authorities. Richard Sollom, who had flown in to the country with the intention of observing the medics' retrial today, told the Guardian he hoped international pressure would eventually force the King to quash the charges.

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Activist refused entry into Bahrain

United Press International (UPI)

Bahrain's government refused to allow an American human rights activist into the country, officials say. On Sunday, officials at the airport turned away Richard Sollom, deputy president of Physicians for Human Rights, who was hoping to observe the trial of 20 medical workers being charged with felonies for providing care for protesters.

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