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New Report Exposes Inhumane Use of Solitary Confinement in Immigration Detention System

09/25/2012

Immigrants in detention facilities around the United States are often subjected to punitive and long-term solitary confinement and denied meaningful avenues of appeal, according to an investigation by PHR and Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC).

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Government of Bahrain Charges Two Officers with Torture of Medics

09/19/2012

PHR welcomes the decision this week by the Bahraini public prosecutor to charge two police officers in connection with the torture of medical professionals arrested during popular protests a year and a half ago.

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US Justice Department Closes the Door on Accountability in Torture Cases

08/31/2012

The US Justice Department’s decision to end its criminal investigation of the CIA’s torture of prisoners without bringing a single prosecution is a shameful setback in a sordid chapter of American history.

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Human Rights Violations Continue in Burma’s Karen State Despite Announcements of Political Reforms

08/27/2012

Even as Burma’s central government institutes political reforms, the Burmese army continues to routinely violate the human rights of ethnic minorities in Karen State, PHR reported today, citing findings from a field survey conducted earlier this year.

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Health Worker’s Release Is Positive Step—But Further Action Needed in Bahrain

08/06/2012

Today’s decision by an appeals court in Bahrain to release a hospital worker from prison is a very positive development, but the government must take additional steps if it is to make good on implementing its promised human rights reforms.

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