Farnoosh Hashemian, MPH, is lead author of the PHR Report, Broken Laws, Broken LivesFarnoosh Hashemian is a research associate at Physicians for Human Rights, where she led this report’s investigation on the consequences of human rights abuses at US detention facilities in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Guantánamo Bay. As part of PHR’s Campaign Against Torture and in collaboration with lawyers at Human Rights First, she co-authored the 2007 report Leave No Marks: CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Techniques and the Risk of Criminality.

Prior to joining PHR, Ms. Hashemian was a researcher at Yale University where she led epidemiological studies in the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas and wrote policy papers on the global governance of health. Her publications include a two volume book published in Iran in 2001 entitled, “The Trial and Diary of Abbass Amir Entezam,” the longest-held prisoner of conscience in the Middle East. Ms. Hashemian received her MPH from Yale University in 2005.

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