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PHR Praises President Obama's Executive Orders Ending Illegal US Detention and Interrogation Program; Accountability for Perpetrators of Torture Still Needed

01/22/2009

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) praises President Obama for signing historic executive orders today that end the US' illegal detention and interrogation program, marking a clear departure from the abuses of the past administration and a return to the rule of law.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Finds Highest Levels of Bush Administration Authorized Abusive Interrogations

12/12/2008

Today the Senate Armed Services Committee released the compelling conclusions of its lengthy inquiry into the treatment of detainees in U.S. custody. The Committee's findings demonstrate that abusive interrogation techniques were explicitly authorized at the highest levels of the Administration.

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PHR Salutes APA's Ban on Psychologists at Illegal U.S. Interrogations

10/02/2008

American Psychological Association (APA) sends letter to President Bush to inform him ofa significant change in APA policy that limits the roles of psychologists at illegal U.S. detention facilities, such as Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and CIA black sites overseas, where systematic torture has occurred.

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Psychologists Prohibited from Abusive US Detention Centers

09/17/2008

Today PHR salutes the American Psychological Association (APA) membership for restoring the APA's commitment to human rights and medical ethics.

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Covert CIA Detention Center on British Soil Revealed

07/31/2008

PHR calls for a full trans-Atlantic investigation by Congress and the Parliament of the United Kingdom in the wake of today's revelation by TIME magazine that the US covertly used Diego Garcia, a British island off the coast of India, as a top secret CIA detention center...

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