Libya: Detainees tortured and received no medical aid - Doctors Without Borders stops work in detention centers in MisrataTripoli / Berlin, 26 January 2012. The aid organization Doctors Without Borders stops work in the detention centers of the Libyan city of Misrata. Employees have found that prisoners are being tortured and denied them medical help is.
MSF teams are working since August 2011 in the detention centers in Misrata, to treat war-wounded detainees. The staff were increasingly confronted with patients who had injuries as a result of torture during interrogations. These surveys were conducted outside the detention centers. MSF has treated 115 patients, the injuries caused by torture had, and has reported all the cases to the relevant authorities in Misrata. Since January, patients returned to interrogation centers have even tortured again. The medical team from Doctors Without Borders were also asked to treat patients directly in the interrogation centers, which the organization categorically refused.
"Some officials have sought to exploit the medical work, MSF or impede, " said Christopher Stokes, Director of MSF in Belgium. "Patients were brought for treatment during interrogation to us to make them fit again for the continuation of the survey. This is completely unacceptable. We are in Misrata to provide medically war-wounded and sick prisoners -., But certainly not to repeatedly treat the same patients between torture sessions "
The most alarming incident happened on 3 January, when the doctors treated a group of 14 detainees who returned from an interrogation center outside the detention center. Despite the previous haunting reminder of MSF to suspend with immediate effect the practice of torture, nine of the 14 prisoners reported on several injuries that were apparently due to torture. The team of MSF informed the security service of the Army, is responsible for interrogations that several patients have to be transferred to hospitals because they desperately needed special medical attention. All prisoners - except one - were denied medical attention, and they were forced to further interrogation outside the prisoner camp, where they were subjected to torture again.
MSF has informed several government officials in personal conversations about the events. 9 January, the organization has sent an official letter to the military council of Misrata, to the security committee in Misrata, to the security service of the army and the civilian council of Misrata. This organization has called for an immediate end to any mistreatment of prisoners. "It was followed by any concrete measures, " says Stokes. "Instead, our team has seen four new cases of torture. We have therefore taken the decision to suspend our medical care in the prisons. "
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I am one of that new breed of writers, a web content provider. Foregoing my morals and values, whilst gritting my teeth, I write what I am hired to write. But, my various employers always get a little bit of a surprise when they get my finished product. Every piece, from a 250 word essay, to a medical research project has a bit of leftist leaning. Hey, I never said that I was an unbiased chronicler when they hired me, just a good one! Besides, the power of the Internet is in the ability to empower folks through more diverse viewpoints and dissemination of information
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Under current regulations, passed in 1978, prisoners can participate in federally financed biomedical research if the experiment poses no more than "minimal" risks to the subjects. But a report formally presented to federal officials on Aug. 1 by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences advised that experiments with greater risks be permitted if they had the potential to benefit prisoners
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thought that we were doctors, since they could see the white smocks, that they didn't struggle. They
never dreamed they would be dissected.'
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been largely forgotten in Japan and is virtually unknown in the United States
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