Tuesday, Sept 1, 2009
A US-based medical rights advocacy group on Monday blasted health experts for playing a “central role” in advising and implementing the CIA’s abusive interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects.
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) issued its six-page white paper after shocking details about the range of techniques used by interrogators, including the simulated drowning known as waterboarding, came to light one week ago with release of a 2004 CIA inspector general’s report.
The revelations have fueled the raging debate over interrogations during the “war on terror” of the George W. Bush administration.
“Health professionals played a central role in developing, implementing and providing justification for torture,” PHR said in its report.
This article was posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 3:43 am