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BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 15 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2818
  1. Abigail Seltzer, consultant psychiatrist, health and human rights adviser1
  1. 1Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, London N7 7JW
  1. aseltzer{at}

    In 2007 I was invited to examine the detainee log of an inmate of Guantanamo to provide a medical opinion on whether the treatment amounted to torture.1 It has now been concluded that it did.2

    My scrutiny found that medical staff not only were present during the interrogation but also made no attempt to intervene to stop it. A military …

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