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A human rights group says United States medical personnel allegedly experimented on terrorism detainees during CIA-led torture after the September 11 attacks, aiming to improve interrogation techniques.
Physicians for Human Rights spokesman Nathaniel Raymond says the harm of interrogation techniques was allegedly calibrated to increase knowledge about the effects.
Mr Raymond says the experimentation and research "appear to have been performed to provide legal cover for torture".
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Eurgh that's ugly and reminds me of the nazi's.
Rest assured i'm pretty sure 98% of people, American or otherwise despise this kind of behaviour.
My question is this...do such experiments have any validity if there is application to the public with such a rationalization? The very nature of an inclination towards criminal behaviour denotes that neuro physiology is different than "average citizenry"...
But I disagree with that...I think neuropphysiology is consistent; it's the cognitive functioning in tandem with societally available outlets...which would destroy the rationalization and focus attention on globally inequal societal oppurtunities.
Following a six month long investigation a preeminent physician’s organization has published a major report revealing that the Bush Administration carried out medical experiments on its torture victims. This is a gross violation of the Nuremberg Code that barred the use of medical experimentation on detainees, following the exposure of Nazi experiments during WW11.
The Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) used public records showing health professionals worked under the supervision of the Central Intelligence Agency during interrogations of "war on terror" detainees after the 2001 attacks.
PHR's new report, "Experiments in Torture: Human Subject Research and Evidence of Experimentation in the 'Enhanced' Interrogation Program," provides new evidence that CIA used doctors and other health care personnel and engaged in the crime of illegal experimentation on detainees who had been tortured under the direction of the Bush Administration.
The “Experiments in Torture” report is the result of six months of investigation and the review of thousands of pages of government documents. PHR says it has been peer-reviewed by outside experts in the medical, biomedical and research ethics fields, legal experts, health professionals, and experts in the treatment of torture survivors.
The purpose of the medical experiments during the Bush years was apparently to measure the effectiveness of particular torture techniques on the victims. This is an abomination.
"Such acts may be seen as the conduct of research and experimentation by health professionals on prisoners, which could violate accepted standards of medical ethics, as well as domestic and international law," states the Physicians for Human Rights in a report it has now made public.
"Not only are these alleged acts gross violations of human rights law, they are a grave affront to America's core values," the report said.
"The CIA appears to have broken all accepted legal and ethical standards put in place since the Second World War to protect prisoners from being the subjects of experimentation," states Frank Donaghue, chief executive of the organization.