Donnerstag, 3. September 2009

Menschenrechtler: CIA-Folter diente Ärzten und Psychologen zugleich als Gelegenheit für illegale Experimente an den Folteropfern

CIA doctors face human experimentation claims (The Guardian)


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a not-for-profit group that has investigated the role of medical personnel in alleged incidents of torture at Guantánamo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram and other US detention sites, accuses doctors of being far more involved than hitherto understood.

PHR says health professionals participated at every stage in the development, implementation and legal justification of what it calls the CIA's secret "torture programme". [...]

Human experimentation without consent has been prohibited in any setting since 1947, when the Nuremberg Code, which resulted from the prosecution of Nazi doctors, set down 10 sacrosanct principles. [...]

The Geneva conventions also ban medical experiments on prisoners and prisoners of war [...]. (Quelle:

Aber diese Prinzipien gelten natürlich nur bei schönem Wetter und natürlich nicht für die CIA. Wo kämen wir denn da hin...

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