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Findings of Newly Adopted Report on US Interrogation Should Be Made Public

12/13/2012

PHR applauds today’s decision by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to adopt a report documenting its three-year investigation of CIA interrogation practices—and calls on the committee to submit it for declassification review so that the public learns the report’s key findings.

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Torture Testimony Contributes to Decision in Federal Case in Ohio

12/12/2012

A medical expert in the Asylum Network of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) provided key testimony contributing to a significant ruling in Ohio last month in which a federal judge held that a former Somali security official was responsible for ordering the arrest and torture of a Somali law professor more than 20 years ago.

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Bahrain Appeals Court Keeps Rights Activist in Prison

12/12/2012

Physicians for Human Rights denounces yesterday’s decision by a Bahrain appeals court to uphold the prison sentence of a prominent human rights activist involved in organizing protests against the regime.

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US Senate Approves Passage of Magnitsky Act

12/06/2012

PHR applauds today’s passage by the US Senate of legislation that would place sanctions on Russians implicated in the torture and death three years ago of a Russian anti-corruption lawyer; the vote was 92 to 4.

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Deep Disappointment Follows Senate’s Rejection of UN Convention on Persons with Disabilities

12/04/2012

PHR is deeply disappointed at today’s Senate vote not to adopt the UN Convention on Persons with Disabilities.

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