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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 standards to avoid infliction of harm.
Use of torture around the world has not diminished but the techniques used have grown more complex and sophisticated.
Medical involvement with torture is prohibited by international law and professional associations, and yet sometimes it is the right thing for doctors to do, argue two bioethicists.
WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Torture. The United Nations defines it as the "infliction of severe physical or mental pain or suffering." But how severe is severe? That judgment determines whether or not the law classifies an interrogation practice as torture.
WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has received hundreds of pages of declassified "Top Secret" Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) memoranda detailing Congressional notifications and briefings concerning enhanced interrogation techniques and detention operations.
US intelligence director Dennis Blair said Wednesday that an elite US interrogation unit will conduct "scientific research" to find better ways of questioning top suspected terrorists.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Justice Through Music ("JTM"), a national non-profit that works with famous bands to get people involved with important social causes, released a new music video this week to focus attention on the horrors of torture by the United States government.
Health experts are being accused of playing a "central role" in advising and implementing the CIA's abusive interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects.