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Detainees at Camp X-Raay

American Psychological Association Emails Expose Direct Ties to CIA Torture Program


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


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


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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Physicians for Human Rights Releases Expert Analysis of CIA Torture Report, Calls for Federal Commission to Hold Health Professionals Accountable


Health professionals played an essential role at every stage of the CIA’s torture program, committing at least eight violations of ethics and law, PHR said today in an analysis of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report summary on CIA torture.

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CIA Torture Report Highlights Unnecessary Medical Procedure


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today that the use of rectal hydration and rectal feeding on detainees without evidence of medical necessity – which was revealed in yesterday’s U.S. Senate report – constitutes torture.

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