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2014-08-08 23:03:50

The mental health watchdog, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), calls upon the FDA to ban the electrical stimulation device being used to administer electric shocks to children at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 With its use of electroshock used as punishment for misbehaving youth, the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) has been dubbed “the school of shock,” by Mother Jones Magazine, and its practices likened to...

2014-05-06 16:27:02

"In the spirit of the committee's requirements about impartiality of members, Chairman Grossman's and Vice Chairwoman Gaer's hostility toward Catholics and people of faith who are pro-life impugn the reputation and purpose of the committee."- Ashley McGuire, Catholic Voices USA Advisory Board Member- GENEVA, Switzerland, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Catholic Voices USA today charged that UN Committee Against Torture Chair Claudio Grossman and Vice Chair Felice Gaer are...

2014-04-30 12:30:26

WASHINGTON, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alen J. Salerian MD, President of Doctors for Equal Rights for Mental and Physical Pain, will host a press conference today to discuss constitutional violations that have caused immense pain. "I will present our three-year agony by gross violations of my constitutional rights that left me destitute, bankrupt, financially dependent on friends and family. We have endured psychological torture unimaginable to occur in a civilized...

2013-11-04 14:10:01

Medical, military, and ethics experts say health professionals designed and participated in cruel, inhumane, and degrading treatment and torture of detainees; seek policies to assure conformance with ethical principles An independent panel of military, ethics, medical, public health, and legal experts today charged that U.S. military and intelligence agencies directed doctors and psychologists working in U.S. military detention centers to violate standard ethical principles and medical...

2013-09-30 23:27:49

New research in Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, WADEM's peer-reviewed journal, concludes that force-feeding prisoners violates medical ethics and amounts to torture. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 Physicians and other licensed health professionals are force-feeding hunger strikers held prisoner at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO), Cuba. These health professionals are violating the medical ethics they swore to uphold and are complicit in torture, according to the authors of an...

2012-10-26 00:50:08

Previously, there had been a lack of reliable data in Germany on the long-term psychological consequences of political imprisonment in the GDR. Professor Andreas Maercker, Head of the Department of Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention at the University of Zurich, and private lecturer Dr. Matthias Schützwohl, Group Leader at the Clinic and Polyclinic of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Dresden University of Technology, interviewed 146 former political prisoners in the...

2012-07-19 07:59:19

What makes soldiers abuse prisoners? How could Nazi officials condemn thousands of Jews to gas chamber deaths? What's going on when underlings help cover up a financial swindle? For years, researchers have tried to identify the factors that drive people to commit cruel and brutal acts and perhaps no one has contributed more to this knowledge than psychological scientist Stanley Milgram. Just over 50 years ago, Milgram embarked on what were to become some of the most famous studies in...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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