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Seeking Asylum: Some Lie, but More Are Legitimate

The New York Times
07/18/2011

In this letter to the editor, Physician for Human Rights Asylum Program Director Christy Fujio writes about the value of forensic medical evaluations in claims for asylum.

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Kristine Huskey Joins PHR as Director of Anti-Torture Program

07/18/2011

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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Sergei Magnitsky: Russian officials named as suspects

BBC
07/18/2011

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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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights

07/11/2011

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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In the News

A memo on torture to John Yoo

The Guardian online (guardian.co.uk)
06/02/2011

Dr. Vincent Iacopino, PHR's Senior Medical Advisor, addresses former assistant Attorney General John Yoo's "preemptive rush ... to vindicate the Bush administration's torture policies that he and Jay Bybee created"

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