On June 7, Physicians for Human Rights released a report that concludes that the Bush administration may have conducted illegal and unethical human experimentation and research on detainees in CIA custody. This research, if proven to have occurred, could violate the Geneva Conventions, the Common Rule, the Nuremberg Code and other international and domestic prohibitions against illegal human subject research and experimentation.
Not only are these alleged acts gross violations of human rights law, they are a grave affront to America’s core values.
Here is an op-ed published online by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that you may find to be very helpful:
This op-ed by Rabbi David Saperstein of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is drawn from his remarks during NRCAT’s press conference on June 8.
Please also review and consider joining the formal complaint that NRCAT and other human rights organizations have filed with the Office of Human Research Protection (OHRP). You’ll find complete information here: http://phrtorturepapers.org/?page_id=451.
We know that further aspects of the medical experiments story will be uncovered in the coming weeks. It’s important that we know and understand what happened so that we can prevent it from happening again. Please note that you can sign on to the complaint as an individual at the link above, or as an institution at http://phrtorturepapers.org/?page_id=648.