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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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Guantanamo Bay Holding Pen

Free Guantánamo Detainees Who Are Cleared for Release

04/10/2013

As a hunger strike by dozens of detainees held at Guantánamo Bay enters its third month, PHR calls on President Obama to take immediate steps to free those who have been cleared for release and to treat remaining detainees in conformance with ethical guidelines and international law.

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Prison Hands

Abolish Solitary Confinement in Immigration and National Security Facilities

04/04/2013

Thousands of people awaiting immigration hearings in the US detention system are routinely held in solitary confinement, which can cause serious and lasting psychological and physiological harm, PHR says in a new report.

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Sudan man's foot, hand 'amputated' by court order

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03/01/2013

Government doctors in Sudan amputated a man's hand and foot to carry out a sentence for robbery, rights groups said on Wednesday, describing the extremely rare punishment as a form of torture. ..."Cross amputation is a form of state-sponsored torture," said Vincent Iacopino, senior medical adviser at Physicians for Human Rights.

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Sudan: Doctors Perform Amputations for Courts

02/27/2013

Credible sources in Sudan have reported that government doctors amputated a man’s right hand and left foot by court order in Khartoum on February 14, 2013, in violation of the absolute prohibition on torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading punishments, four human rights groups said today.

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