As to the red cross being at gitmo I found this article which I was unaware of....
"WASHINGTON - Medical personnel who monitored the harsh CIA interrogations of "high value" prisoners at secret overseas sites violated medical
ethics, the International Committee of the Red Cross says in a report.
The 2007 report, based on interviews with 14 detainees who were held at the secret sites before being transferred in September 2006 to the prison at
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, said the health personnel monitored detainees as they were subjected to techniques such as waterboarding — which simulates
drowning — and prolonged stress positions.
In some cases, the Red Cross reported, medical staff recommended stopping the treatment; in others they "recommended its continuation, but with
adjustments." The report said the 14 detainees were interviewed by Red Cross officials at the Guantanamo camp in October 2006.
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One detainee told the Red Cross that while still being held at a secret site, "a health person threatened that medical care would be conditional upon
cooperation with the interrogators."
Report: Interrogation process flawed
The report said the health personnel's "primary purpose appears to have been to serve the interrogation process, and not the patient."
"The interrogation process is contrary to international law," the Red Cross said, "and the participation in such a process is contrary to
international standards of medical ethics."
The confidential 43-page report was published Monday on the Web site of The New York Review of Books. Journalist Mark Danner, who obtained the report,
revealed some of its findings last month in an article in the Review.
The neutral, Swiss-based ICRC is designated by the Geneva Conventions on warfare to visit prisoners of war and other people detained by an occupying
power, to ensure countries respect their obligations under the 1949 accords. The ICRC was granted private access by the Bush administration to the 14
prisoners after they were moved from secret interrogation sites and prisons to the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay in 2006"
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