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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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ICC Finds Germain Katanga Guilty of War Crimes, but Acquits Him of Sexual Violence Charges


The International Criminal Court (ICC) today found Germain Katanga of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) guilty of war crimes, but acquitted him of sexual offences in the first case that specifically involved these charges.

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PHR Calls on Honduran Government to Address Impunity for Ill-Treatment and Torture


PHR issued a report today, finding that the Honduran authorities failed to ensure justice in cases involving torture and/or ill-treatment following the 2009 coup d’état, and called on the Honduran government to ensure that these cases are prosecuted and the judicial system is restored.

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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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Latest Wave of Killings and Arrests in Burma Must be Investigated


PHR has expressed concern over reports of mass killings and arrests of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, and called on the Burmese authorities to urgently investigate the incidents and hold all those responsible accountable for these crimes.

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