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Medical Professionals Welcome Senate Decision to Share the Truth on CIA Torture

04/03/2014

PHR welcomed today’s bipartisan decision by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) to declassify the executive summary and 20 findings and conclusions in the committee’s report on CIA detention and interrogation practices.

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Maine Doctors Urge Senate to Release Torture Report

03/18/2014

In an effort to press Maine senators Susan Collins and Angus King to support the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture, medical professionals have launched a statewide campaign calling on them to vote in support of releasing this critical information.

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Physicians for Human Rights Criticizes Court Decision to Allow Force-Feeding

02/11/2014

A federal court today declined to stop force-feeding of Guantánamo detainees, allowing the inhuman and degrading practice to continue.

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On Human Rights Day, PHR Highlights Priorities for the Administration

12/10/2013

On Human Rights Day, PHR highlighted the need for the U.S. government to address several pressing issues in order to protect fundamental freedoms and promote the United States’ position as a beacon for human rights.

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Physicians Who Do Harm

The Last Word On Nothing
11/06/2013

First, do no harm. It’s a commandment often incorrectly attributed to the Hippocratic oath yet it provides an ethical foundation for modern medicine. The American Medical Association’s principles of medical ethics begins, “A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.”

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