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New Report Outlines Violations of Medical Standards at Guantánamo

11/04/2013

An independent task force issued a report today highlighting the ongoing violations of medical ethics at Guantánamo and calling on the Department of Defense (DoD), the medical community, and others to conform to ethical principles in order to stop harming the detainees.

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PHR Expert Testifies at Congressional Hearing on Guantánamo

07/24/2013

Dr. Stephen Xenakis, a Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) anti-torture expert, asked to immediately end force feeding of Guantánamo detainees during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this afternoon. Xenakis said force feeding is painful and degrading, and violates medical guidelines by undermining the doctor-patient relationship, and engaging health professionals in the use of force against the detainees.

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Bahrain Court’s Acquittal of Military Officers Prompts PHR to Renew Its Call for Judicial Reform

07/03/2013

Following a Bahraini criminal court’s acquittal this week of two military officers charged with torturing detainees and medical personnel, PHR renews its call for Bahrain’s government to make promised improvements to its justice system, including independent investigations and prosecutions that conform to internationally recognized legal standards of accountability.

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Commemorate Torture Victims by Ending Abuse and Treating Survivors

06/26/2013

Since 1997, every June 26 has marked the annual United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Millions of people around the world, including an estimated 500,000 in the United States, are struggling with the impact of horrific acts intentionally inflicted on them.

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Doctors Call for Guantánamo Hunger Strikers to Receive Independent Medical Advice

06/19/2013

More than 150 physicians and other health care professionals from the United States and United Kingdom are urging President Obama to direct that detainees engaged in hunger strikes at Guantánamo Bay receive independent medical advice and evaluation.

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