Interrogation

Did CIA Docs Experiment on Prisoners?

What would Hippocrates say about torture? Doctors and psychologists who monitored the CIA's alleged "enhanced interrogation" techniques may have come close to or committed illegal human experimentation, according to a report by nonprofit Physicians for Human Rights. The PHR report, based on a 2004 CIA investigation into its own practices that was published two weeks ago under legal pressure, argues that doctors who actively monitored the CIA's techniques for effectiveness were using prisoners as human subjects without their consent, a practice "that approaches unlawful experimentation." Ever since 1947, the Nuremberg Code, developed after the prosecution of Nazi doctors, has prohibited experimentation on patients without consent.