Headlines were made last week concerning revelations that a key researcher who was part of the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis experiment had also headed a 1940s project in Guatemala that deliberately inoculated prisoners and insane asylum inmates with various venereal diseases. But there have been many more examples of U.S. government experimentation on unwitting subjects, including CIA experiments on detainees held in the “war on terror.”
|By: Jeff Kaye Tuesday October 5, 2010 12:46 am|
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday June 14, 2010 7:40 pm|
In a summary of recent news in the fight against torture, a D.C. judge has dismissed all charges against demonstrators arrested in an anti-Guantanamo demonstration last January. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has announced it will not review the District Court’s decision refusing to review Canadian citizen Maher Arar case against U.S. officials for their role in rendering him to Syria to be tortured. At the same time, the Canadian RCMP is revealed to be investigating both Syrian and U.S. officials for this crime.
|By: Chris Edelson Wednesday June 9, 2010 7:00 am|
Would MSNBC give the Physician for Human Rights report on experimentation on detainees at Guantanamo attention during the day time if it dealt with underage drinking at Guantanamo?
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday June 7, 2010 9:55 pm|
The New York Times’ editorial board has called for the White House and Congress to investigate charges of illegal human experimentation by the CIA and possibly other agencies. Such illegal research is a war crime, and insofar as undertaken by medical professionals, represent a grave breach of medical ethics.
|By: Jeff Kaye Monday April 26, 2010 12:01 pm|
In a “top secret” paper (undated) entitled “The CIA Interrogation of Abu Zubaydah, March 2001 – January 2003,” in a section that, though heavily redacted, describes the review of the tapes by a CIA attorney from the Office of General Counsel, “interrogation materials” are described as consisting of “videotapes, logbook, notebook, and psychologist’s notes.” From what is known or speculated about a second taping system used in the interrogation of Zubaydah, it seems likely that psychologist notes were also an integral part of the process involved in the use of those tapes. The specific use of psychologist’s notes corroborates earlier information that ongoing psychological and medical observations were playing a key role in the CIA interrogation process.
|By: Thursday January 1, 2009 4:16 pm|
An information center has been established by Israeli human rights groups on the situation in Gaza. Please spread the word. Also included are links to Israeli Human Rights Groups, some well known, some not so well known.