PHR will urge the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to support “An Act to Prohibit the Participation of Health Care Professionals in the Torture and Abusive Treatment of Prisoners H.3361,” which would make clear that Massachusetts-licensed health care professionals who participate in acts of torture and ill treatment should be subject to professional sanctions.
Kristine Huskey has joined PHR as Director of the Anti-Torture Program. In this role, Huskey will be responsible for leading PHR’s investigations and reporting on the devastating consequences of torture on individuals, institutions, and society.
Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.
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Dr. Vincent Iacopino, PHR's Senior Medical Advisor, addresses former assistant Attorney General John Yoo's "preemptive rush ... to vindicate the Bush administration's torture policies that he and Jay Bybee created"
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Physicians and other health professionals at Guantánamo Bay failed to properly document and report evidence "highly consistent" with detainee allegations of torture, says a case review of nine detainees' medical records published by Dr. Vincent Iacopino and colleagues in the April issue of PLoS Medicine.