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More proof of USA TORTURE

ninetto | 15.12.2010 18:10 | Anti-militarism | Bio-technology | Terror War | World

Reminiscient of NAZI experiments on prisoners, it has been exposed that the USA has extensively experimented with pharmecuticals on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

In a shocking release of two articles by investigative reporters, Jason Leopold and Jeffrey Kaye, we learn mefloquine, the controversial antimalaria drug issued to armed forces in Canada, the United States, Australia and Great Britain since 1989, has been used as an experiment in torture on prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, with no exceptions. This means the boy soldier, Omar Khadr, has also been subjected to these experiments.

What used to be relegated to the horrendous human experiments of the Nazis in their concentration camps in World War II is now practised by American operatives, who view terrorists as sub-human. That the White House sanctioned its use as a means of torture is even more horrifying.

Here in part are excerpts from these reports:

Mark Denbeaux, the director of the Seton Hall Law Center for Policy and Research, who conducted an independent investigation into the 2006 deaths of the three Guantanamo detainees, said in an interview “almost every remaining question here would be solved if the [detainees'] full medical records were released.”

The government has refused to release Guantanamo detainees’ medical records, citing privacy concerns in some cases, and assertions that they are “protected” or “classified” in other instances. The few medical records that have been released have been heavily redacted.

“A crucial issue is dosage” Denbeaux said. “Giving detainees toxic doses of mefloquine has mind-altering consequences that may be permanent. Without access to medical records, which the government refuses to release, the use of mefloquine in this manner appears to be grotesque malpractice at best, if not human experimentation or ‘enhanced interrogation.’ The question is where are the doctors who approved this practice and where are the medical records?”

An absolute prohibition against experiments on prisoners of war is contained in the Geneva Conventions, but President George W. Bush stripped war on terror detainees of those protections. Some of the “enhanced interrogation techniques” also had an experimental quality.