WASHINGTON — Medical personnel apparently experimented on terror detainees during CIA-led torture after the September 11 attacks, aiming to improve interrogation techniques, a human rights group said Monday.
Physicians for Human Rights said it obtained public records showing health professionals worked under the supervision of the Central Intelligence Agency during interrogations of “war on terror” detainees after the 2001 attacks.
The doctors and medical staff witnessed waterboarding, forced nudity, sleep deprivation, temperature extremes and prolonged isolation among other techniques.
The experimentation and research “appear to have been performed to provide legal cover for torture,” the group said. (More)