Letters Force feeding at Guantánamo Bay

Making the medical notes of hunger strikers at Guantánamo Bay available to trusted doctors

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5034 (Published 13 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5034
  1. Frank W Arnold, doctor1
  1. 1Medact, Grayson Centre, London N1 6HT, UK
  1. arnold_frank{at}hotmail.com

Chrispin and Nathanson state that “Because the trust between detainees and their military doctors at Guantánamo has broken down, it is essential that the hunger strikers be allowed access to examination and advice from independent physicians.”1

Some detainees have been allowed limited access to their lawyers and independent doctors, but without privacy, and only on condition of …

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