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Media Advisory: PHR Experts Available to Comment on Torture
Date:4/22/2009

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and its Campaign Against Torture have a number of internationally recognized experts on the physical and psychological effects of torture who are available to comment on the participation of health professionals in abusive and illegal interrogations.

(Vocus) April 22, 2009 --

What: Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and its Campaign Against Torture have a number of internationally recognized doctors and psychologists who are experts on the physical and psychological effects of torture and who are available to comment on the participation of health professionals in abusive and illegal interrogations. In the wake of the Senate Armed Services Committee's (SASC) report on detainee abuse, PHR is calling for the psychologists who justified, designed, and implemented torture for the CIA and Department of Defense to lose their professional licenses and face criminal prosecution.

Who: PHR's experts on torture include:

  • Scott Allen, MD, Medical Advisor for Physicians for Human Rights' Campaign Against Torture. Dr. Allen was the lead researcher for PHR's report, "Leave No Marks" and has testified at congressional hearings on the legal and ethical implications of so-called "enhanced" interrogation techniques. He worked with PHR to press the American Medical Association (AMA), the Society of
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