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OLC Memos Confirm Integral Role of Health Professionals in US Torture

04/16/2009

Cambridge, MA — The newly released Bush Administration's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) memos are detailed confirmation of the intimate involvement of health professionals in designing, supervising and implementing the CIA's "enhanced" interrogation program.

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In Wake of ICRC Report, Health Professionals Must Be Held Accountable for Torture

04/07/2009

The full disclosure of a confidential International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) report on CIA treatment of detainees is confirmation of what Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has been alleging for years.

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Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee Supporting Formation of Commission of Inquiry into Torture by US

03/04/2009

PHR submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing held on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, on establishing a nonpartisan "commission of inquiry" to investigate the Bush Administration's detainee treatment policies...

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Former FBI Director, General, Diplomat, Clergy Call for Presidential Commission on Detention, Treatment and Transfer of Detainees

02/19/2009

Leading experts, including a former FBI director, an Army general who investigated detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib, and a former Under Secretary of State, today called upon President Obama to appoint a non-partisan commission to fully investigate and examine the detention, treatment, and transfer of detainees following the September 11th terrorist attacks....

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PHR Supports Leahy Torture Commission

02/10/2009

PHR praises Senator Patrick Leahy's (D-VT) call on Feb. 9 for a bi-partisan commission to investigate the use of torture and other related issues by the Bush Administration.

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