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Joint Letter to U.S. Senators Expressing Grave Concerns Over Nomination of Gina Haspel for CIA Director

03/16/2018

PHR adds its voice to NGO call for the declassification and public release of all records on Haspel’s involvement in the CIA torture program.

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PHR Expresses Concern over Nomination of Gina Haspel to Lead CIA

03/13/2018

President Trump nominated Gina Haspel today to serve as CIA director. Physicians for Human Rights Director of Programs Homer Venters issued the following statement in response.

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Guantanamo Detainee in Shackles

PHR Condemns Trump Executive Order on Guantánamo Bay Detention Center

01/30/2018

President Trump announced during tonight’s State of the Union address that he has reversed President Obama’s 2009 order to close the Guantánamo Bay detention center. Dr. Homer Venters, director of programs at Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), issued a statement in response.

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PHR Statement on Torture Lawsuit Settlement

08/17/2017

Today the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a settlement in its historic lawsuit against the two psychologists who designed and implemented the post-9/11 CIA torture program. Physicians for Human Rights has long investigated the role of health professionals in designing, implementing, and legitimizing U.S. torture, in violation of the law and medical ethics.

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Human Experimentation

U.S. Torture Program Constituted Illegal, Unethical Human Experimentation

06/21/2017

The CIA’s post-9/11 torture program – conducted at secret prisons around the globe – constituted an illegal, unethical regime of human experimentation.

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