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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...

2011-04-12 08:50:00

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. Now, a study published in an upcoming issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, condemns this method of classification as essentially flawed. The reason: the...

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2010-02-04 12:56:43

U.S. intelligence director Dennis Blair said Wednesday that an elite U.S. interrogation unit will conduct "scientific research" to find better ways of questioning top suspected terrorists. "It is going to do scientific research on that long-neglected area," Blair told the House Intelligence Committee, without elaborating on the nature of the techniques being tested. Ross Feinstein, a spokesman for Blair, declined to give detail to "specific research projects" but said any such project would...

2009-11-03 07:00:00

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. JTM collaborated with the band Op-Critical, filming one of the band members getting waterboarded, hooded, hung from bars, dragged and confined in an abandoned prison. In just a few days, the video...

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2009-09-01 13:40:00

Health experts are being accused of playing a "central role" in advising and implementing the CIA's abusive interrogation techniques used on terrorism suspects, The Associated Press reported. Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a U.S.-based medical rights advocacy group, issued its report on Monday after shocking details about the range of techniques used by interrogators -- including the simulated drowning known as water-boarding -- came to light one week ago with release of a 2004 CIA...

2009-08-06 12:24:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Civil Liberties Union released a video today featuring prominent figures, including Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Oliver Stone, reading from one of the infamous Bush administration legal memos used to justify the use of torture against detainees in U.S. custody. The video calls for accountability and the restoration of the rule of law. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/aclu/39457/ "The...

2009-06-04 12:31:00

WHEELING, W.Va., June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Ohio Republican Congressman and radio talk show host Bob Ney has a challenge for ex-Bush administration Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: "Let's see what you think of waterboarding -- after you've tried it!" Gonzales has maintained publicly that the Bush administration's waterboarding of alleged terror suspects did not constitute torture. "If Alberto Gonzales wants to clear his name by saying he didn't cooperate in torture, then...

2009-06-01 13:50:00

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From the National Press Club banquet hall work area, following former Vice President Dick Cheney's speech and answers:   "The gaps and deferrals in Cheney's speech and responses are overwhelming. His speech today and his other recent appearances leave huge holes and questions about his role in waterboarding, torture, wiretapping, U.S. attorney-firing, and Iraq decisions including WMD," says ex-White House and Congress spokesman Bob Weiner....


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