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PHR Condemns Bush's Veto of Torture Prohibition; Calls for Congress to Vote to Override

03/08/2008

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) strongly condemns President Bush's veto of the Intelligence Authorization Bill, which extends the Army Field Manual's standards for detainee treatment and interrogation to the CIA. PHR urges Congress to override the president's veto.

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Congress Passes Measure Banning the CIA's "Enhanced" Interrogation Techniques

02/14/2008

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) praises yesterday's historic passage by the US Senate of a bill that extends the standards of the Army Field Manual (AFM) for detainee treatment and interrogation to the CIA and all other US agencies.

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PHR Pushes Court to Hold CIA in Contempt for Failure to Disclose Torture Documents; Joins ACLU in Filing Motion

01/16/2008

PHR is a plaintiff in the American Civil Liberty Union's (ACLU) contempt motion against the CIA being heard today in Federal District Court.

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PHR Calls on Attorney General to Conduct Investigation into Destruction of CIA Tapes, Legality of 'Enhanced' Interrogation Program

12/07/2007

PHR today called on Attorney General Mukasey to open an investigation into whether the CIA's admitted destruction of video recordings, allegedly showing interrogations of suspected terrorists, violated the law.

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PHR Opposes Nomination of Mukasey for Attorney General; Calls on Congress to Ban CIA'S "Enhanced" Techniques

11/02/2007

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has announced its opposition to President Bush's nominee for US Attorney General, Judge Michael Mukasey, due to his failure to affirmatively call the practice of "waterboarding" torture and declare it illegal under US law. PHR strongly praised Senator Patrick Leahy's (D-VT) opposition to the nomination and called on all members of the Senate to vote against President Bush's nomination of Mukasey.

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