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Physicians for Human Rights Supports Call to Declassify Full U.S. Senate Torture Report

12/02/2016

Two members of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee have asked President Barack Obama to declassify the full version of the committee’s nearly 7,000-page torture report. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today joins that call and says that full disclosure of the CIA torture program’s details are necessary to ensure that such illegal and harmful practices are never employed again.

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PHR Condemns Latest Attempt to Shutter Egypt’s Premier Anti-Torture Organization

11/16/2016

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today condemned the Egyptian government’s decision to freeze the bank account of the El-Nadeem Center for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, a prominent group that treats and provides assistance to victims of torture.

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In Two Days, Four Syrian Hospitals Suffer Airstrikes

11/15/2016

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today confirmed airstrikes against four separate hospitals in Syria on Sunday and Monday of this week. All within 20 miles of one another, the four facilities sustained significant damage after coming under air fire by either Syrian government forces or their Russian allies. PHR continues to condemn the ongoing assault on Syria’s medical personnel and facilities and calls for renewed vigilance on the part of the entire international community to end such crimes.

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NY Times Story Reveals Mental Health Impacts of Torture

11/12/2016

In the latest story regarding the United States’ torture program, The New York Times today revealed new details about the inadequate mental health care provided to Guantánamo detainees tortured by the CIA and Defense Department.

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Turkish Court Postpones Case against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı and Two Others

11/08/2016

A Turkish court today postponed criminal proceedings against Dr. Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the Human Rights Foundation of Turkey and a longtime partner and colleague of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). Earlier this year, Dr. Fincancı and her co-defendants, Erol Önderoğlu and Ahmet Nesin, were accused of disseminating “terrorist propaganda” for taking part in a solidarity campaign with a newspaper critical of Turkey’s government. Her case will resume January 11, 2017.

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