Guantanamo breaches right to health, says UN

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 28 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:670
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. Geneva

    Harsh treatment in the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay has had profound effects on the mental health of many of the detainees and constitutes a breach of their right to health, a joint report by five UN independent experts has concluded.

    “The treatment and conditions include the capture and transfer of detainees to an undisclosed overseas location, sensory deprivation and other abusive treatment during transfer; detention in cages …

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