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12 years ago
Petitions Signed! Thanks for posting...Jennie
torture and outsourced torture
12 years ago
Thanx for the posts & links signed & fwd'd the petition ( iwould give you a GREEN STAR but alas even tho i meet the criteria i mostly cant) torture and outsourced torture , besides being sick wrong and illegal , are things that if we as a culture or a nation lower or contiue to lower ourselves to:  cause us to loose and loose ourselves
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12 years ago
Thanks for posting Jennie....have signed and forwarded to a couple of friends.I feel for the innocents whom this is happening to....and pray that people power will change these inhumane practises....Love and light to all xxxxxxx Sandi
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12 years ago
Thanks.
Been there done that
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Lucien
12 years ago

Thanks for mentioning the term outsourced torture.

This is a practice/concept we need to expose more often.

12 years ago
Petitons signed and sent to friends...


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PETITION: TORTURE AND US ARMY MEDICAL DOCTORS AND AMA
12 years ago

Specifically, we call upon all doctors and medical professionals to refuse to cooperate in torture. International political organizations have condemned torture categorically and there are specific prohibitions against physician involvement in torture (such as the 1975 Declaration of Tokyo by the World Medical Association). In 1999, the American Medical Association adopted a formal position on physician involvement in torture, stating that “[p]hysicians must oppose and must not participate in torture for any reason. Participation in torture includes, but is not limited to, providing or withholding any service, substances, or knowledge to facilitate the practice of torture. Physicians must not be present when torture is used or threatened” (American Medical Association. Opinion 2.067 Torture. Code of Medical Ethics and Current Opinions).  

It is not acceptance of torture but resistance to torture that is the hallmark of medical ethics.  And yet, the mistreatment of prisoners at the Iraqi prison, Abu Ghraib, called the moral commitments of US military medicine into question. It is important that the military work with medicine to define procedures that will keep physicians from complicity in the evils of torture.  But we also call on physicians within and outside the military, especially those called on to care for prisoners, to avoid any and all complicity in acts of torture.

Uphold the American value of human rights
Target: Kevin Kiley, MD, US Army Surgeon General, U.S. Army Medical Department
Sponsor:
Reverend Irina Brenner
 
 http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/379791149

The US military should be a force in the service of American values such as human rights. We call on physicians and all other Americans to avoid any and all complicity in acts of torture.

Thanks, everyone! 
Please sign and forward!
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While the US military should "be a force" in the service of the "American values" we proclaim {but don't follow};

This Petition among other things brings it to people's attention that at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo and other hideous torture sites, such as the ones just revealed in Afghanistan, the Medical Profession is definitely breaking its Hippocratic Oath and complying in every way with the torture going on.

Keeping prisoners alive to be tortured some more, and devising new and more ingenious methods and testing them on hapless prisoners, are just some of the ways that US Doctors are going along with the program. They all deserve to be kicked out of the Medical Profession.

They won't be. No more than the Nazi doctors who worked in concentration and extermination camps, deciding who was fit to work and who was not {and therefore fit to be killed}, were deprived of anything after the war.

12 years ago

This PetitionSite petition should have a great many more signatures than it does.


Target: Kevin Kiley, MD, US Army Surgeon General, U.S. Army Medical Department
Sponsor:
Reverend Irina Brenner
 
 
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/379791149

12 years ago
Thank you, Jennie!You signed this petition at:
3:10 PM PST, Mar 12, 2006
HRF Observes Trial of Abu Ghraib Dog Handler
12 years ago
Earlier this month, two HRF lawyers, Avi Cover and Jean Aylward, observed the court martial of Sgt. Michael Smith, a dog handler at Abu Ghraib. Smith was charged with 13 counts, including maltreatment of detainees through threatening and harassing detainees with his dog.  He was convicted on six of the counts and sentenced to six months behind bars.

Much of the world had already seen the evidence presented by the prosecution: appalling photos of abuse at Abu Ghraib, including one in which Smith's Belgian shepherd is lunging at a prisoner. The defense presented memos and other written documents, in an effort to show that orders from superiors were behind the conduct in some of the notorious photos.

What was most striking about observing the trial, Cover said, was hearing witness after witness testify to the level of confusion over what was proper interrogation policy at Abu Ghraib – and the extent to which orders regarding abusive techniques appeared to be coming from superiors.

Aylward, a former Air Force JAG and now a Senior Associate for Government Affairs at HRF, said:  "Our soldiers shouldn't be forced to sort out what methods of interrogation are permissible by watching who gets tried and convicted for what. The rules need to be clear in advance, and senior commanders and civilian leaders who intentionally muddy those rules must be held accountable."

Observations by Cover and Aylward were featured in major media – including the New York Times, the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.  For a detailed account of the trial, click here to read HRF's daily blog from the trial.

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