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Science Article Shows that the US Government Used Bad Science to Commit and Conceal Torture

01/06/2011

In an article to be published tomorrow by the journal Science, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) experts show that the Bush administration relied on flawed science to justify the use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (EITs) which were previously recognized as torture by the U.S. government...

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PHR and Six Advocacy Organizations Call for Elimination of Dangerous Section of Army Field Manual

12/01/2010

In a letter to the Pentagon, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), in association with Amnesty International USA, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, the Open Society Foundations, the Center for Victims of Torture, Human Rights First and Human Rights Watch, calls for an end to Appendix M of the 2006 Army Field Manual, which authorizes the use of sleep deprivation and isolation as part of the interrogation of detainees in US custody...

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Physicians for Human Rights Calls for Pentagon Inspector General Inquiry into Alleged "No-Bid" Contract to Dr. Martin Seligman

10/14/2010

(Cambridge, MA) Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) called on the Department of Defense Inspector General to investigate revelations in Salon.com that Dr. Martin Seligman may have improperly received an over $30 million "no-bid" contract from the Pentagon.

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PHR Decries Obama Administration's Double Standard on Illegal Human Experimentation

10/04/2010

Cambridge, MA — In the wake of revelations about America’s experimentation on unwilling human subjects in Guatemala in 1946, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) calls on President Obama to equally investigate credible evidence of illegal human subject research on detainees in CIA custody during the Bush administration.

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New York State Senate and Governor Must Act Immediately to Complete Historic Anti-Torture Legislation

06/25/2010

The New York State Assembly has passed historic legislation to prohibit the participation health care professionals in torture and ill treatment of prisoners. The legislation would prohibit any New York licensed health care professional from undertaking these abusive acts, whether in New York, elsewhere in the US or internationally.

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