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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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PHR Praises President Obama's Executive Orders Ending Illegal US Detention and Interrogation Program; Accountability for Perpetrators of Torture Still Needed

01/22/2009

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) praises President Obama for signing historic executive orders today that end the US' illegal detention and interrogation program, marking a clear departure from the abuses of the past administration and a return to the rule of law.

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