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Physicians for Human Rights Comments on First Trial on Force-Feeding of Guantánamo Detainees

10/06/2014

PHR said today that the trial over the force-feeding of Abu Wa’el Dhiab should highlight the legal and medical ethics violations inherent in the practice, which can constitute torture and must immediately end.

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Senate Report Confirms Ethical Breaches of Health Professionals in CIA Torture Program

04/11/2014

The leaked summary of the findings from the Senate Select Intelligence Committee's report confirm previous reporting by PHR: The CIA enlisted health professionals to use their skills to destroy the minds of prisoners, breaking with longstanding ethical and legal obligations of health professionals.

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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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