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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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Open letter to President Obama on hunger strikers in Guantanamo

The Lancet
06/19/2013

We write to you as doctors and other health professionals to request that you attend to the open letter from 13 of the hunger strikers in Guantanamo to their military doctors. It is clear that they do not trust their military doctors. They have very good reason for this, as you should know, from the current protocols of the Joint Task Force Guantanamo,1 which those doctors are ordered to follow.

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PHR Welcomes President Obama’s Call to Close Guantánamo, Points to Need for Concrete Steps and Timeline

05/23/2013

PHR today welcomed President Obama’s remarks about the need to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center, and hopes the administration will take immediate and concrete steps to ensure all detainees are transferred or released promptly.

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Guantanamo Bay Holding Pen

Force Feeding Violates Medical Ethics, Points to Need to Close Guantánamo

05/03/2013

As the hunger strike continues at the Guantánamo Bay detention facility, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) stressed the need for the Obama administration to immediately stop the unethical force feeding of detainees on hunger strikes.

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Tied Up

New Bipartisan Report Supports PHR’s Position on Torture of Detainees

04/16/2013

PHR applauds the publication today of a bipartisan independent report that supports PHR’s longstanding contention that the interrogation and treatment of many detainees in US custody since 9/11 amounted to torture.

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