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Professor Yudkin and Dr Summerfield are to be commended on speaking
out despite criticism.
The WMA and IMA must continue to be challenged at the double standard
exhibited - condemning torture on one hand and on the other standing back
when member countries are apparently complicit.
All countries which are involve in torture must be held to account,
not just Israel. However Israel cannot repeatedly take the moral high
ground whilst denying the fact of torture,declining to investigate it
fully and impartially and not supporting those clinicians who speak out
when their ethical values are compromised.
The mark of maturity of a society is to accept and reflect on both
external and internal criticism and act appropriately. Surely Israel, as
a civilised wealthy developed country can do this - if nothing else in
order to set an example to countries whose physicians compromise their
ethical principles time after time?
Supporter of Physicians for Human Rights Israel. Visited the West Bank including a centre for the rehabilitation of victims of torture, many as a result of incarceration in Israeli prisons