During its annual meeting in Denver, Colorado, the American Psychological Association (APA) voted against changing its 2015 ban on psychologists participating in national security interrogations and practicing at illegal detention sites like Guantánamo Bay. Instead, decisions on any proposed amendments have been tabled until February 2017, when the APA’s governing Council of Representatives will reconvene.
Physicians for Human Rights today urged the American Psychological Association to reaffirm rather than weaken its 2015 resolution banning psychologists from participating in national security interrogations and serving at illegal detention sites like Guantánamo Bay.
Over the past week, Syrian government forces launched deadly airstrikes against six hospitals in and around Aleppo, the worst week for attacks on medical facilities in that region since the Syrian conflict began in 2011.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has the following statement as a response, attributable to PHR Executive Director Donna McKay.
Civilians in Syria’s besieged town of Madaya are dying from malnutrition, starvation, and other preventable diseases, according to a new report published by PHR and the Syrian American Medical Society.