Torture and war

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7022.57a (Published 06 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:57

Medical associations should try to stop torture in Israel

  1. N Mamode
  1. Registrar in vascular surgery Overton Road, Kilmarnock KA2 0DN

    EDITOR,—Derek Summerfield is too mild in his criticism of the Israeli Medical Association.1 Several undisputed facts do not permit silence on this issue by a member of the World Medical Association.

    Torture is practised in Israel and is sanctioned by the state. The Landau Commission, set up by the Israeli government in 1987, allowed security personnel to use “non-violent psychological pressure and vigorous and continuous interrogation and a …

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