PHR said today that the trial over the force-feeding of Abu Wa’el Dhiab should highlight the legal and medical ethics violations inherent in the practice, which can constitute torture and must immediately end.
The leaked summary of the findings from the Senate Select Intelligence Committee's report confirm previous reporting by PHR: The CIA enlisted health professionals to use their skills to destroy the minds of prisoners, breaking with longstanding ethical and legal obligations of health professionals.
PHR welcomed today’s bipartisan decision by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) to declassify the executive summary and 20 findings and conclusions in the committee’s report on CIA detention and interrogation practices.
In an effort to press Maine senators Susan Collins and Angus King to support the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture, medical professionals have launched a statewide campaign calling on them to vote in support of releasing this critical information.
A federal court today declined to stop force-feeding of Guantánamo detainees, allowing the inhuman and degrading practice to continue.