Déjà bien documenté par l’ONG Physicians for human rights, notamment :
– “Aiding Torture : Health Professionals’ Ethics and Human Rights Violations Demonstrated in the May 2004 CIA Inspector General’s Report” (août 2009)
This 6-page white paper (PDF) shows that the extent to which American doctors and psychologists violated human rights and betrayed the ethical standards of their professions by designing, implementing, and legitimizing a worldwide torture program is worse than previously known.
– « Experiments in Torture. Evidence of Human Subject Research and Experimentation in the “Enhanced” Interrogation Program » (juin 2010)
Following the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the Bush administration initiated new human intelligence collection programs. To that end, it detained and questioned an unknown number of people suspected of having links to terrorist organizations. As part of these programs, the Bush administration redefined acts — such as waterboarding, forced nudity, sleep deprivation, temperature extremes, stress positions, and prolonged isolation — that had previously been recognized as illegal, as “safe, legal, and effective” “enhanced” interrogation techniques (EITs).
– “Break Them Down. Systematic Use of Psychological Torture by US Forces” (mai 2005)
As evidence of US national security interrogation practices emerged, it became clear that psychologically abusive methods of interrogation were at the core of US intelligence gathering. Break Them Down, published by PHR in May 2005, was the first comprehensive review of the use of psychological torture by US forces, examining the devastating health consequences of psychological coercion and explaining how a regime of psychological torture was put into place in the US “war on terror”.
Et par la journaliste du New York Times Jane Mayer dans son enquête sur les prisons secrètes de la CIA et le programme #SERE : “The Experiment”