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Psychologists, Redacted Documents and Torture

Uncensored documents from the Church Report, obtained as a result of the ACLU’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, include new details exposing the role of psychologists in military interrogations. The documents also uncover new information about the failure of military medical personnel to report abuses at Abu Ghraib, the military’s use of unlawful interrogation methods subsequent to a directive that was ostensibly meant to end such practices, and detainee deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq.The newly unredacted documents and the full Church Report are available online here.

Here is one excerpt:

Analogous to the BSCT in Guantanamo Bay, the Army has a number of psychologists in operational positions (in both Afghanistan and Iraq), mostly within Special Operations, where they provide direct support to military operations. They do not function as mental health providers, and one of their core missions
is to support interrogations.

And here are some previous posts on psychologists and torture:

Psychologists’ Torture Policy

Torture at the Highest Level (scroll down)

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May 6, 2008 - Posted by | Torture News | , , , ,

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