In the recently released Annals of Internal Medicine, PHR volunteer Dr. Sondra Crosby describes her experience treating a torture survivor who she calls “Rashid.” Kidnapped from a hospital bed and sold for a bounty, Rashid spent 5 years in US custody where he suffered severe beatings, prolonged solitary confinement, sleep deprivation, and rape. All along, he was innocent. (Please note, the below linked article is in PDF format.)
PHR physician evaluator Sondra Crosby's experiences treating Guantánamo Bay detainees highlight the need for a US policy towards terror suspects that upholds human rights.
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PHR announced today that Senator Dianne Feinstein submitted PHR testimony from Dr. Scott Allen at a crucial Senate hearing on indefinite detention. Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing was focused on Senator Feinstein’s recent bill, “The Due Process Guarantee Act,” which is an attempt to counteract the authorization of indefinite detention which was legislated by the US Congress and signed into law by the President on December 31, 2011.
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In a New York Times letter to the editor today, PHR's Kristine Huskey argues that the cost of indefinite detention to human life cannot be overstated.
Kristine Huskey, Director of PHR's Anti-Torture Program is interviewed by The Talking Dog.