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War Without End

New York Times

In a New York Times letter to the editor today, PHR's Kristine Huskey argues that the cost of indefinite detention to human life cannot be overstated.

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TD Blog Interview with Kristine Huskey

The Talking Dog

Kristine Huskey, Director of PHR's Anti-Torture Program is interviewed by The Talking Dog.

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National Day of Action Against Torture


Wednesday, January 11, 2012 will mark the decade-long anniversary of the first detainees being jailed at the US-controlled detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The terrible conditions imposed upon detainees at Guantanamo has indelibly enshrined torture as a facet of US policy in violation of international law and universal moral ethics. A broad coalition of groups have called for a national day of action against torture.

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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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