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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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U.S. Senate Report Confirms Health Professionals’ Complicity in CIA Torture


In the wake of the U.S. Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is calling for accountability for all those who designed, authorized, implemented, and enabled the systematic torture and ill-treatment of detainees.

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Naval Medic Explaining Force-Feeding at Guantánamo

Navy Nurse Should Not be Punished for Declining to Force-Feed Guantánamo Detainees


PHR welcomed the American Nurses Association’s statement supporting a nurse who refused to force-feed Guantánamo detainees based on professional ethical obligations.

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Guantanamo Detainee Walking in Heat

American Psychological Association to Conduct an Independent Review Into its Role in CIA Torture Program


PHR said today it welcomed the American Psychological Association’s (APA) announcement that it will conduct an independent review of whether it colluded in the CIA’s use of torture after 9/11.

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Guantanamo Detainee in Shackles

PHR Calls for Federal Probe into American Psychological Association’s Role in CIA Torture Program


PHR is calling for a Department of Justice investigation into the American Psychological Association’s (APA) role in supporting the CIA’s torture program.

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