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PHR Urges Attorney General Nominee Judge Mukasey to Pledge Release and Recision of 2005 "Torture Memos"

10/16/2007

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...

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APA Condemns CIA Enhanced Interrogation Tactics; PHR Urges Bush Administration to Abolish These Techniques

08/19/2007

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.

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Those Who Authorize and Use CIA "Enhanced" Interrogation Tactics Risk Criminal Prosecution

08/02/2007

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.

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PHR Condemns White House Refusal to Repudiate Methods of Torture

07/20/2007

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) said that today's Executive Order from President Bush on CIA detention and interrogations is more equivocation from the White House. ...

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Following Groundbreaking Report by Vanity Fair: PHR Condemns Illegal, Ineffective and Unethical CIA and US Military Torture Practices

07/17/2007

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) urgently reiterated its call today for the White House and Congress to prohibit the use of all SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape) techniques in interrogations by US agencies, especially those conducted by the CIA at the agency's "Black Sites" and other secret facilities...

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