Red Cross report finds abuse at Guantanamo Bay

[JURIST] A confidential report of the International Committee of the Red Cross charges the US military with intentionally using psychological and physical coercion "tantamount to torture" on Guantanamo Bay detainees, according to Tuesday's New York Times. The report also concludes that some doctors and other medical workers participated in planning for interrogations, which, according to the report, is a "flagrant violation of medical ethics." The ICRC report, based on a June visit to Guantanamo Bay, was sent to the US government in the summer, but the Times recently obtained a memorandum listing the report's major findings. The Times has more. The ICRC has issued this statement saying that it will not confirm or deny whether the Times article reflects its findings.

3:26 PM ET - US military rejects allegations of abuse of prisoners being held at Guantanamo. Reuters has more.

 

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