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CIA doctors face human experimentation claims

Posted By admin On September 3, 2009 @ 4:12 am In Featured Stories,World News | Comments Disabled

Ed Pilkington
London Guardian [1]
Thursday, Sept 3, 2009

Doctors and psychologists the CIA employed to monitor its “enhanced interrogation” of terror suspects came close to, and may even have committed, unlawful human experimentation, a medical ethics watchdog has alleged.

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a not-for-profit group that has investigated the role of medical personnel in alleged incidents of torture at Guant√°namo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram and other US detention sites, accuses doctors of being far more involved than hitherto understood.

PHR says health professionals participated at every stage in the development, implementation and legal justification of what it calls the CIA’s secret “torture programme”.

The American Medical Association, the largest body of physicians in the US, said it was in open dialogue with the Obama administration and other government agencies over the role of doctors. “The participation of physicians in torture and interrogation is a violation of core ethical values,” it said.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/02/cia-usa

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[3] Doctors had ‘central role’ in CIA abuse: rights group: http://www.prisonplanet.com/doctors-had-central-role-in-cia-abuse-rights-group.html

[4] U.S. Faces Shortage of Doctors: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-faces-shortage-of-doctors.html

[5] Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-83-percent-of-doctors-have-considered-quitting-over-obamacare.html

[6] Pfizer Implicated in Human Drug Experimentation on Critically Ill Children in Nigeria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pfizer-implicated-in-human-drug-experimentation-on-critically-ill-children-in-nigeria.html

[7] US Government’s Human Experimentation Apology: They’re Only Sorry They Were Caught: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-governments-human-experimentation-apology-theyre-only-sorry-they-were-caught.html

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