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Guantánamo Bay Failures Underline Need For a Humane Touch in the War on Terror

Policy Mic

PHR physician evaluator Sondra Crosby's experiences treating Guantánamo Bay detainees highlight the need for a US policy towards terror suspects that upholds human rights.

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Scott Allen, MD

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Crucial Senate Hearing on Indefinite Detention Includes PHR Testimony


PHR announced today that Senator Dianne Feinstein submitted PHR testimony from Dr. Scott Allen at a crucial Senate hearing on indefinite detention. Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was focused on Senator Feinstein’s recent bill, “The Due Process Guarantee Act,” which is an attempt to counteract the authorization of indefinite detention which was legislated by the US Congress and signed into law by the President on December 31, 2011.

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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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