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rodbarnett Donating Member (577 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-04 12:48 PM
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Survey: Iraqi Doctors May Have Tortured
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CHICAGO -- Iraqi doctors were forced to cut off ears, falsify reports on torture and participate in other human rights abuses during Saddam Hussein's regime, a survey of physicians there found.


About half the respondents said they believed other Iraqi physicians were frequently forced to amputate ears as punishment and falsify medical reports. Seventeen percent said they believed doctors were frequently forced to remove organs from dead and living patients without consent.

About 70 percent of the doctors surveyed said they thought torture in general had been an extreme problem in Iraq.

Commenting on the study, Dr. Amer al-Khuzaie, deputy health minister in Baghdad, said Saddam Hussein "tried everything to terrorize the Iraqi people, and he used mean and brutal methods to oppress the people. One of these methods was the use of doctors to cut ears and tongues of opponents and army deserters, and other illegal and unethical practices."

"The aim of doctors is to end the suffering, but in Saddam's time, the opposite happened," al-Khuzaie said. "Most of the doctors conducted such practices under threat, and they feared for their personal safety. Doctors who refused to do such things were imprisoned or tortured."
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  -Survey: Iraqi Doctors May Have Tortured rodbarnett  Mar-24-04 12:48 PM   #0 
  - Yeah, and they took kuwaiti babies off of incubators.  DrWeird   Mar-24-04 12:51 PM   #1 
  - so youre saying...  Heyo   Mar-24-04 12:59 PM   #2 
     - Grain of salt  Tempest   Mar-24-04 01:08 PM   #3 
     - I've seen these people  Columbia   Mar-25-04 02:42 AM   #12 
        - "The others get imprisoned, tortured, and killed." - present tense?  Eye and Monkey   Mar-25-04 03:18 AM   #14 
           - Got. It's late.  Columbia   Mar-25-04 03:34 AM   #15 
              - cheers.  Eye and Monkey   Mar-25-04 03:36 AM   #16 
                 - article suggest it is opinions  Born Free   Mar-25-04 03:50 AM   #18 
                    - No matter who did it, it was still done  Columbia   Mar-25-04 03:52 AM   #20 
                    - I can't speak firsthand regarding Iraq. I have seen it in other countries.  Eye and Monkey   Mar-25-04 03:56 AM   #21 
     - its hard to know  Noon_Blue_Apples   Mar-24-04 01:12 PM   #4 
     - IRAQ'S USE OF TORTURE  J. Fitzgerald   Mar-24-04 02:08 PM   #6 
        - er there is no proof of the allegations of which you speak. So far ONE  radwriter0555   Mar-25-04 08:00 AM   #26 
           - Not accurate at all  Free_Thinking1   Mar-25-04 08:07 AM   #29 
  - IRAQI Doctors and Scientists  J. Fitzgerald   Mar-24-04 02:01 PM   #5 
  - yes, the ones who would tell the truth, have turned up dead...  radwriter0555   Mar-25-04 08:02 AM   #27 
  - I believe these doctors; most of them remained silent until after  Roaming   Mar-24-04 02:21 PM   #7 
  - Iraqi ears and Saudi hands  nonbelief   Mar-24-04 04:06 PM   #8 
  - This certainly has propaganda elements  daleo   Mar-24-04 05:18 PM   #9 
  - Ethics: should they be tried for human rights abuses?  AlienGirl   Mar-25-04 12:18 AM   #10 
  - you mean the US military's MDs who observe the torture in Guantanamo?  Eye and Monkey   Mar-25-04 03:13 AM   #13 
     - So you don't believe that Iraqis are tortured  Free_Thinking1   Mar-25-04 08:08 AM   #30 
        - No. You've completely mischaracterized my comment.  Eye and Monkey   Mar-25-04 08:27 PM   #32 
  - Saddam tortured people when the US supported him and  icymist   Mar-25-04 01:37 AM   #11 
  - Why is this replayed right now?  ze_dscherman   Mar-25-04 03:47 AM   #17 
  - No surprise and a horrible tragedy  lostnfound   Mar-25-04 03:50 AM   #19 
  - orf the fact that this is NEWSMAX?  tlcandie   Mar-25-04 04:44 AM   #22 
     - NewsDAY, not NewsMAX  plan9_pub   Mar-25-04 06:32 AM   #24 
        - newsday is a murdock owned moonie rag  radwriter0555   Mar-25-04 08:03 AM   #28 
        - Thanks for correcting me!! I had just woke up and wasn't all here ..  tlcandie   Mar-25-04 09:01 AM   #31 
  - Here's an article by Christoper Torchia, who contributed to the article  JudiLyn   Mar-25-04 04:51 AM   #23 
  - Yeah right. Put this right up there with all the 'rape camps' and torture  radwriter0555   Mar-25-04 07:58 AM   #25 
     - I believe that this happened in Iraq.  yardwork   Mar-25-04 08:32 PM   #33 

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