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Aug 3 - Saeed Sarim, a Yemeni detainee held by American captors at Guantánamo Bay, said that when a special squad of guards attacked him in 2003, one of the Guantánamo medical staff was in the room advising guards on how to beat him.
"He was regulating the process of the beating," Sarim said of the clinician, according to interviews conducted with detainees by the international law firm Allen & Overy. "This nurse who is regulating the beating process, he is the same person that was distributing medicine previously."
Another Yemeni detainee, Abdulaziz Al-Swidi, also told interviewers he observed nurses participating in beatings during interrogations at Guantánamo.
"The nurse participated with the riot squad by helping putting something in my nose to make me unable to breathe, and this is the same nurse that dispenses medicine and makes diagnoses," he said.
The Red Cross report, which was quoted in a Department of Defense memorandum and by a handful of news agencies that obtained it, called this "a flagrant violation of medical ethics." It said medical information was conveyed to interrogators both directly by medical staff and through the Behavioral Science Consultation Team (BSCT, or "biscuit"), a group of psychologists and psychiatrists assigned to work with interrogators.
The Red Cross, which did not return a request to comment for this story, reported at the time that "medical files are being used by interrogators to gain information in developing an interrogation plan," which is "a breach of confidentiality between physician and patient."
"I think it’s a flawed basis," said Leonard Rubenstein, executive director of the nonprofit Physicians for Human Rights."All the facts suggest there are things they didn’t look into. We know what kind of aggressive techniques are used there – humiliation, sleep deprivation, degradation. They didn’t ask what role [medical personnel] played in those techniques."
"From the point of view of the detainees, they don’t know what role the doctor [is assigned to at that time]," he said. "No one in their right mind would trust a doctor knowing doctors are involved in interrogations."
Lesson Eighteen: Prisons and Detention Centers
If an indictment is issued and the trial begins, the brother has to pay attention to the following:
1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators] before the judge.
2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.
Originally posted by Seekerof
On Page 16: Al-Qaeda Training Manual
All by the book....
Originally posted by Souljah
- Medical Experiments of the Holocaust and Nazi Medicine
- Nazi Nightmares: Medical Killing
- Mad Science And Criminal Medicine
Hate to Inform you, but YOUR Country is just One Step Away from Titles like this.
“It's precisely because of my devotion to country, respect for our military and commitment to the ethics of the medical profession that I speak out against systematic, government-sanctioned torture and excessive abuse of prisoners during our war on terrorism."
Burton J. Lee III, Physician to the President for George Herbert Walker Bush, PHR board member, and signatory to the Call