Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Interview with Dr. Scott Allen, Lead Medical Author - Recent Report on Torture
(Illustration: Rob Beschizza)
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) released evidence it says indicates that the Bush administration conducted "illegal and unethical human experimentation and research" on detainees' response to torture while in CIA custody after 9/11. The group says such illegal activity would violate the Nuremburg Code, and could open the door to prosecutions. Their report is based on publicly available documents, and explores the participation of medical professionals in the CIA's "enhanced interrogation program." Download the full report here
Boing Boing spoke with the lead medical author of the report, Dr. Scott Allen, who is co-director of the Center For Prisoner Health and Human Rights at Brown University, and Medical Advisor to PHR.
Find interview with Dr. Scott Allen & the "Experiments in Torture" interview posted by Xeni Jardin at 8:59 PM Sunday, Jun 6, 2010 here
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