TITLE

Medical evaluation of former detainees reveals systemic use of torture by US

AUTHOR(S)
Moszynski, Peter
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/28/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7659, p1458
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses medical investigations into the abuse of detainees at U.S. detention centers in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. Leonard Rubenstein, president of the medical organization Physicians for Human Rights, stated that an investigation by the organization confirmed that prisoners had been subjected to torture. U.S. major general Antonio Taguba commented that the use of torture against prisoners should be considered as war crimes.
ACCESSION #
33011134

 

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