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Physicians for Human Rights to Testify on Massachusetts Anti-Torture Legislation

09/19/2011

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.

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Kristine Huskey Joins PHR as Director of Anti-Torture Program

07/18/2011

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.

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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights

07/11/2011

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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In the News

A memo on torture to John Yoo

The Guardian online (guardian.co.uk)
06/02/2011

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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Doctors failed to inquire about Gitmo detainees' injuries, study alleges

American Medical News
05/13/2011

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.

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