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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:47 AM
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Doctors attack US over Guantanamo
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 06:49 AM by malaise
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4790742.stm
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More than 250 medical experts have signed a letter condemning the US for force-feeding prisoners on hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The experts, from seven nations, said physicians at the prison had to respect inmates' right to refuse treatment.

The letter, in the medical journal The Lancet said doctors who used restraints and force-feeding should be punished by their professional bodies...Dr Nicholl said the letter's signatories felt there was not enough publicity about the matter in the US media and that Americans needed to be challenged.

He said the definition of torture issued at the camp in 2002 as actions that caused only "death or major organ failure" was "not a definition anyone on the planet is using".
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:57 AM
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1. Okay, again The Lancet steps up. Now we have to send this
story everywhere.

Who are these "doctors" at Gitmo who are collaborating with torturers?

Who are they?
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:00 AM
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2. Very good question!

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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:09 AM
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3. I'm really proud of doctors
who have been speaking out for life. On the other hand doctors who side with these criminals must be kicked out of the profession.
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