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The Guardian: "How the Bush administration tortured medical ethics"
Guardian.co.uk yesterday featured an article by PHR experts?Scott Allen and Allen Keller. The piece details how President Bush’s authorization of waterboarding based on the assessment of medical professionals qualifies as an act of human experimentation. In his recently released memoir, President Bush explained, “No doubt the procedure [waterboarding] was tough, but medical experts assured the CIA that it did no lasting harm.”PHR’s recent report, Experiments in Torture, reveals that the medical supervision described by President Bush involved unethical and illegal human experimentation on detainees in CIA custody — a clear violation of established international laws.Allen and Keller end the article with a call for a comprehensive investigation, appropriate prosecution of responsible parties and clear steps to ensure that this does not happen again.
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