Experiments in Torture
Today PHR has released a new report, Experiments in Torture: Human Subject Research and Experimentation in the “Enhanced” Interrogation Program. It is the first report to reveal evidence indicating that CIA medical personnel allegedly engaged in the crime of illegal experimentation after 9/11, in addition to the previously disclosed crime of torture. In their attempt to justify the war crime of torture, the CIA appears to have committed another alleged war crime—illegal experimentation on prisoners.
The report is available for download here: phrtorturepapers.org.
The report has already been covered in the New York Times and Associated Press and in a number of prominent blogs, including: Boing Boing, Balkinization, Firedoglake and Mother Jones.Please join PHR in our call to President Obama to order Attorney General Eric Holder open an investigation into alleged illegal and unethical human experimentation and research on detainees in CIA custody. If a crime is found to have been committed, the Obama Administration must prosecute those responsible. The integrity of America's commitment to human rights and international law stands in the balance.
Our colleagues at the National Religious Campaign Against Torture have posted a powerful video, "Accounting for Torture," featuring Scott Allen, MD, lead medical author of Experiments in Torture.