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The two cases mentioned in this report show an appalling lack of common decency in the "officers" who were the custodians of the two detainees who were patients.
1. Did the doctors responsible for their treatment ask for the restraints to be removed during treatment? If not, why not? If they did ask, did the " officers" refuse to comply?
2. Did the nurses in attendance say or do anything to alleviate this disgraceful behaviour of " officers" who were in effect (even if only as contracted agents) serving the Crown? The British Crown?
3. If such events happened to UK citizens in countries which we Brits regard as not up to our British civilised behaviour, would not our Foreign Secretary be jumping up and down and summoning Ambassadors for a ticking off?
4. I certainly do not ask the General Medical Council to take any action. But, it ought to make it clear that a doctor treating a patient in circumstances other than those governed by the Armed Forces shall require the person holding the patient in custody to release the patient in to medical custody.
Perhaps I am talking nonsense. In which case I should be happy to receive a rap on my knuckles.