Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has proposed the establishment of a bipartisan commission to investigage torture and other abuses committed by the Bush Administration. PHR has been at the forefront of calls for an investigative commission since we began the Campaign Against Torture over half a decade ago. Your support has been crucial to turning the tide of torture. And the support of health and human rights advocates is indispensable for ensuring accountability because the US torture regime grossly subverted the core tenets of medical training and ethics that PHR and our members hold dear.
The US government weaponized the health professions to develop, monitor, and execute a program to break the bodies and minds of detainees. The end result was the complicity of the healing professions in a regime of psychological and physical torture. We need your support now more than even to ensure that perpetrators are held accountable, the voices of the victims are heard, and that such gross abuses can never occur again.
The United States’ torture regime has cast a dark shadow on America’s proud human rights record and stained the reputation of the health professions. Shine a light on torture. Sign this petition, and urge Congress to immediately establish a commission to fully investigate and publically report on abusive interrogation policies, including the systematic use of torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment.
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Nathaniel A. Raymond
Director of the Campaign Against Torture
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