For Immediate Release
Letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein: Senate Should Investigate Medical Complicity in Torture
Cambridge, Mass - 04/28/2009
The confidential International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) report on the treatment of detainees by the CIA published last month, the Office of Legal Counsel memos released on April 16th and the Senate Armed Services Committee report released on April 21st document how deeply involved health professionals were in forming and facilitating detention and interrogation policies.
PHR urges the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to include a full investigation into the role of health professionals as part of the Committee's ongoing review of the CIA's detention and interrogation program.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is an independent organization that uses medicine and science to stop mass atrocities and severe human rights violations. We are supported by the expertise and passion of health professionals and concerned citizens alike.
Since 1986, PHR has conducted investigations in more than 40 countries around the world, including Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sudan, the United States, the former Yugoslavia, and Zimbabwe.