U.S. torture doctors and psychologists

The critical role of physicians and psychologists in detainee torture.

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Torture, Psychology, and the War on Terror

a vivid Two-Decade interactive Timeline
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Strong WPA Ban on Psychiatrist Participation in Interrogations

The World Psychiatric Association has announced a very broad and explicit position statement against participation of psychiatrists in military or law enforcement interrogations. See pp. 96-100 of the recent issue of Torture, the journal of the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims. Torture Journal, Vol. 27 - Issue No. 3 (flip to p. 96 of the online version)

"Witness to Human Torture": On Both Sides of the Prison Walls, Social Workers Confront Solitary Confinement

This article on solitarywatch.com addresses the role of social workers in the prison system, where they have the "ability to expose — or enable — abuse." READ

Don't miss the companion documentary by Martha Davis

Expert Witness: Health Professionals on the Frontline Against Torture

The "good doctors" counterpoint to Doctors of the Dark Side is free and online at expertwitnessagainsttorture.com along with several short videos and additional features.

July 2016—UPDATE on the Health Professional Fight Against Torture


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