PHR (Physicians for Human Rights) has been working for years to stop torture by US forces. Especially important to us is ending the use of the healing professions to design, supervise, and implement a regime of abuse intended to break the bodies and minds of detainees.
Now, New York State has an amazing opportunity to establish accountability for health professionals who engage in torture or ill treatment of detainees - and we need your support to make it happen.
Sign the petition TODAY urging New York lawmakers to stop torture. http://actnow-phr.org/ct/npXN_ln1Vmfm/Stop-Torture
Legislation has been proposed in New York State by State Assemblyman Dick Gottfried and State Senator Tom Duane that would prohibit the participation of health care professionals in torture and improper treatment of prisoners. The bill is needed to ensure that the well-documented complicity and direct participation of physicians and other health professionals at Guantánamo Bay and elsewhere will not be repeated.
Thanks to the hard work of doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, students, lawyers and activists like you, we expect the New York House and Assembly to vote on this bill in the next few months.
We need your support to show New York politicians that health professionals and human rights activists from around the country and the globe support this ground-breaking bill. Sign the petition in support of the bill today. http://actnow-phr.org/ct/npXN_ln1Vmfm/Stop-Torture
If you have already signed on, thank you. Now help spread the word: send this to six friends so we can build momentum for this crucial bill. http://actnow-phr.org/campaign/stoptortureny_open/forward/xw6kbu6ro7e563db?
Sign the petition today. http://actnow-phr.org/ct/npXN_ln1Vmfm/Stop-Torture
If passed, New York would be the model for all other states on ending health professional complicity in torture. Let New York State and the world know that you support this legislation by signing the petition today.
Sarah Kalloch PHR Outreach Director