For Immediate Release
Statement to Senate Judiciary Committee Supporting Formation of Commission of Inquiry into Torture by US
Cambridge, Mass - 03/04/2009
PHR submitted a statement for the record to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing held on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 on establishing a nonpartisan "commission of inquiry” to investigate the Bush Administration's detainee treatment policies. PHR supports the creation of a commission to investigate detainee abuse, particularly the role of health professionals in the torture and abuse of individuals in US custody.
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