US doctors and psychologists more complicit in torture than previously thought, says report

Moszynski, Peter
September 2009
BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/12/2009, Vol. 339 Issue 7721, p597
Academic Journal
The article deals with a report from Physicians for Human Rights on the human rights and medical ethics violations committed by U.S. doctors and psychologists who designed and implemented a worldwide torture programme. The basis of the report was from an analysis of a classified report from the inspector general of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that was released in August 2009. The important roles played by health professionals in designing, implementing and providing justification for torture were noted in the report.


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