BREAK THEM DOWN – Systematic Use of Psychological Torture by US Forces

2015Physicians for Human Rights

This report is the first to comprehensively examine the use of psychological torture by US personnel in the so- called “war on terror.”1 It reviews the techniques used on detainees, what clinical experience and studies reveal about the long-lasting and extremely devastating health consequences of psychological torture, how a regime of psychological torture came about and was perpetuated, and what the current status of psychological torture is in US policy.

Key wordsConvention against Torture / torture / torture prevention