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PHR to Testify on New York Anti-Torture Legislation


New York State Senator Thomas Duane has invited PHR to testify at a public forum designed to address accusations of medical professionals’ participation in torture and “enhanced interrogation” as well as to analyze the potential impacts and implementation of proposed legislative responses.

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


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


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


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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