PHR Calls on Attorney General to Conduct Investigation into Destruction of CIA Tapes, Legality of 'Enhanced' Interrogation Program
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.
PHR Opposes Nomination of Mukasey for Attorney General; Calls on Congress to Ban CIA'S "Enhanced" Techniques
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.
PHR Urges Attorney General Nominee Judge Mukasey to Pledge Release and Recision of 2005 "Torture Memos"
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) called on Attorney General-Designate Michael Mukasey to pledge that he will order the Department of Justice to release and rescind the 2005 Office of Legal Counsel memos authorizing interrogation techniques...
APA Condemns CIA Enhanced Interrogation Tactics; PHR Urges Bush Administration to Abolish These Techniques
The American Psychological Association's (APA) "unequivocal condemnation" of enhanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA such as water-boarding, mock execution, exploitation of phobias, exposure to extremes of heat and cold reinforces the urgency of abolishing the use of these methods in all intelligence-gathering activities conducted by the US government, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said today.
A landmark report released today by two leading human rights groups concludes that U.S. officials who authorize or use "enhanced" interrogation techniques risk violating U.S. law and could face criminal prosecution.