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Red Cross alleged to have complained to US over torture

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1308
  1. Fiona Fleck
  1. Geneva

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it could neither confirm nor deny a newspaper report on Tuesday that it had complained to the US authorities that prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were being tortured with the help of doctors.

    Doctors and other medical staff conveyed information about prisoners' mental health and vulnerabilities to interrogators in violation of their duty to uphold patient confidentiality, said a report in the New York Times published on 30 November.

    US authorities have denied using medical files …

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