Wednesday, April 6, 2011

11-04-05 Gitmo ‘torture’ doc now in the hot seat // Psicólogo, quien dirigió la tortura en Guantánamo, a juicio // 心理学家,谁指示酷刑关押在关塔那摩的审判,

Gitmo ‘torture’ doc now in the hot seat

Published: April 05, 2011 8:13 p.m.
Last modified: April 05, 2011 8:15 p.m.

The practices of a New York-licensed psychologist will be reviewed by a state Supreme Court judge today, after he was accused of creating U.S. interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay that some decry as torture.

This landmark hearing will be the first time a U.S. court will consider whether a psychologist’s involvement in alleged torture violates medical ethics or the Hippocratic oath: First, do no harm.

Dr. John Francis Leso was in charge of the “Behavioral Science Consultation Team” at Guantanamo Bay, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union. President Barack Obama famously promised to close Gitmo after it became synonymous with alleged torture of inmates, many of whom are suspected 9/11 terrorists.


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