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Accounting for Torture

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1. TAKE ACTION - WRITE TO CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT
An impartial, nonpartisan, and independent Commission of Inquiry is needed to seek the full truth about U.S. torture policies and practices since 9/11. Send an email today.

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As people of faith, we know that brokenness can be healed – both in individual lives and in the life of the nation. All religions believe that redemption is possible. Learning the truth allows us to look forward - toward national healing and renewal.

PHR REPORT: EXPERIMENTS IN TORTURE: Evidence of Human Subject Research and Experimentation in the "Enhanced" Interrogation Program - A white paper by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), released June 2010

TAKE ACTION: The Department of Health and Human Services declined to investigate the CIA’s alleged torture experiments. Join us in urging the President and the Attorney General to ensure a thorough investigation of the allegations. Send an email today

PRESS CONFERENCE with National Religious Leaders on June 8, 2010: Listen to the audio of the conference (.wma) and read a press release following the conference

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Background

On June 7, 2010, Physicians for Human Rights unveiled a report detailing the alleged involvement of U.S. military and intelligence health professionals in experiments utilizing "enhanced interrogation techniques" on detainees captured after 9/11. Such experimentation on human subjects would be a violation of the legal and ethical protections afforded by the Nuremberg Code, the Geneva Conventions, federal regulations governing human subject research and the federal War Crimes Act. The report also presents evidence indicating that the results of the experiments were used by attorneys in the Department of Justice to craft a legal framework designed to shield interrogators from prosecution for torture and to refine the illegal torture practices used by the U.S. government.

 
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