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Human Rights Groups Applaud Legislation Reaffirming U.S. Prohibition on Torture

06/09/2015

On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, Senators McCain, Feinstein, Reed, and Collins introduced legislation to make the U.S. Army Field Manual on Interrogations the standard for all U.S. government interrogations to make sure that the United States never uses torture again.

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Medical Officer Holds Force-feeding Tube at Guantanamo

PHR Welcomes Decision on Navy Nurse, Demands End to Force-Feeding in Guantánamo

05/13/2015

PHR welcomed the U.S. Navy’s decision not to discharge a nurse for refusing to force-feed detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.

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Detainees at Camp X-Raay

American Psychological Association Emails Expose Direct Ties to CIA Torture Program

04/30/2015

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.

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Force-feeding Tube at Guantanamo

Pentagon’s Health Experts Endorse Recusal on Medical Ethics Grounds

03/20/2015

PHR today welcomed a recommendation by the Pentagon’s independent health advisors that medical personnel be excused from duties that violate professional ethics.

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Force-feeding at Guantánamo

U.S. Military Document Says Force-Feeding Violates Medical Ethics and International Law

01/30/2015

PHR says that a newly public U.S. military document acknowledging that force-feeding violates medical ethics shows unlawfulness of hunger strike practices at Guantánamo.

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