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Prisoners' treatment is “bordering on torture,” charity says

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:187
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    The International Committee of the Red Cross is to establish a permanent presence in the prison camp at Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba, after pictures released by the US navy caused an international outcry at what appeared to be degrading treatment of the al-Quaida and Taliban prisoners from Afghanistan who are held there.

    A four member Red Cross team, including a doctor, reviewed conditions at the camp and visited prisoners individually. Their report will not be made public but will be presented to US authorities.

    A Red Cross spokesman told the media, however, that the United States had contravened the …

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