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


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


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


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


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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Leading Doctors Ask President Obama to End Force-Feeding and Restore Medical Ethics at Guantánamo


More than 35 prominent doctors and public health professionals – including a former U.S. surgeon general, six Nobel Laureates in chemistry and medicine, and 18 current and former deans of public health and medical schools – are calling on President Obama to end force-feeding at Guantánamo and stop undermining medical care.

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