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Joint Letter to U.S. Senators Expressing Grave Concerns Over Nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA Director


PHR adds its voice to NGO call for the declassification and public release of all records on Haspel’s involvement in the CIA torture program.

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PHR Expresses Concern over Nomination of Gina Haspel to Lead CIA


President Trump nominated Gina Haspel today to serve as CIA director. Physicians for Human Rights Director of Programs Homer Venters issued the following statement in response.

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Trump Administration Must Preserve Copies of Senate Torture Report


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) objects to the Trump Administration’s move to return to Congress copies of the Senate’s 2014 report on the CIA’s torture program.

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PHR Unveils Anti-Torture Pledge for Health Professionals


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today launched a pledge for health professionals across the United States to stand together in their rejection of torture, voicing the consensus that torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment are absolutely prohibited in all circumstances.

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U.S. Justice Department Must Investigate American Psychological Association’s Role in U.S. Torture Program


PHR called for a federal criminal probe into the American Psychological Association’s (APA) role in the U.S. torture program following the release of a damning new report that confirms the APA colluded with the Bush administration to enable psychologists to design, implement, and defend a program of torture.

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