Lawyers gain access to Guantanamo medical recordsBMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7524.1040-a (Published 03 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1040
- Janice Hopkins Tanne
- New York
A judge in the US Federal District Court, Gladys Kessler, ruled last week that the US government must provide some medical records to lawyers representing four Saudi prisoners who are being force fed at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But she denied a request that prisoners have telephone access to their lawyers and families.
The four prisoners began their hunger strike in August and are said to be in a critical condition. At present …