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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights


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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A memo on torture to John Yoo

The Guardian online (

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

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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US doctors 'hid signs of torture' at Guantánamo

The Independent

US government doctors who cared for the prisoners at Guantánamo Bay deliberately concealed or ignored evidence that their patients were being tortured, the first official study of its kind has found.

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Medical Doctors and Mental Health Personnel at Guantanamo Neglected and/or Concealed Evidence of Torture and Ill Treatment


In an article published today by PLoS Medicine, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) experts show that medical doctors and mental health personnel assigned to the Department of Defense (DoD) neglected or concealed medical evidence of intentional harm at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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