Thursday, August 19, 2004
US Army Doctors Had Role in Abu Ghraib Abuse
"The medical system collaborated with designing and implementing psychologically and physically coercive interrogations," the University of Minnesota professor said.The evil this administration has unleashed on the world is so profound and deep that words fail me, and they never fail me.
One detainee, who collapsed after a beating, was revived by medics so that the abuse could continue, Miles said.
"Army officials stated that a physician and a psychiatrist helped design, approve and monitor interrogations at Abu Ghraib," he wrote in his study based on evidence from U.S. congressional hearings, sworn statements of detainees and soldiers, medical journal accounts and aid agency information.
UPDATE: More complete story from AP here. Words still fail me.
Depositions from two detainees at Abu Ghraib described an incident in which a doctor allowed a medically untrained guard to sew up a prisoner's wound.
A military police officer reported a medic inserted an intravenous tube into the corpse of a detainee who died while being tortured to create evidence that he was alive at the hospital, Miles said.
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