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U.S. Department of Defense Considers New Retaliation Against Guantánamo Navy Nurse


PHR today denounced new efforts by the military to revoke the security clearance of a U.S. Navy nurse, calling it backdoor retaliation for his refusal to force-feed Guantánamo detainees on hunger strike.

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Guantánamo Navy Nurse Who Refused to Force-Feed Detainees to Receive Ethics Award


PHR today commended the American Nurses Association (ANA) for honoring a nurse who refused to take part in the unethical and criminal practice of force-feeding detainees on hunger strike at Guantánamo Bay.

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Handcuffed Detainee at Guantanamo

U.S. Justice Department Must Investigate American Psychological Association’s Role in U.S. Torture Program


PHR called for a federal criminal probe into the American Psychological Association’s (APA) role in the U.S. torture program following the release of a damning new report that confirms the APA colluded with the Bush administration to enable psychologists to design, implement, and defend a program of torture.

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Physicians for Human Rights Welcomes Dr. Kathleen Foley to its Board of Directors


PHR announced the appointment of Kathleen M. Foley, MD, to its board of directors. Dr. Foley is an attending neurologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, where she has worked for more than four decades.

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Patient in a Syrian Field Hospital

Worst Month Yet for Attacks on Hospitals in Syrian Conflict


Attacks on health care facilities in Syria reached the highest numbers yet in a single month since the start of the conflict in March 2011. In May alone, PHR documented 15 attacks on 14 medical facilities, including seven that had been attacked previously.

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