Articles by Physicians for Human Rights

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Release of Top Secret CIA Document Reveals Deeper Medical Complicity in Torture Program
Physicians for Human Rights – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

16 Nov 2018 – The 90-page document provides a chilling account of how CIA health professionals willingly participated in torture. The “Summary and Reflections” of an unnamed chief of CIA Medical Services narrates the decision-making process that led to health professionals signing off on, and participating in, interrogation and detention practices that clearly constituted torture. The document provides a cascade of self-justification and minimization of the risks and harm to detainees.

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Myanmar’s Rohingya Continue to Suffer Systematic Extortion, Abuse
Physicians for Human Rights, Nobel Peace Laureates – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2016

Report from Physicians for Human Rights Shows Severe Persecution Contributes to Cycle of Poverty and Despair among Rohingya Minority

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Systematic Patterns of Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma
Physicians for Human Rights – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Aug 2013

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today [20 Aug 2013] released a report documenting the recent wave of violence against Muslims throughout Burma, whose government has created a culture of impunity for the violators and has failed to protect the Muslim minority.

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Obama’s Guantanamo Policy Condemned by Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Mar 2011

Indefinite detention can cause psychological harm and should not be formal US policy. PHR condemns President Barack Obama’s recent announcement that military trials would resume for detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The decision formalizes the use of indefinite detention and marks a stark reversal from the President’s initial promise to close the controversial prison.

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