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Report says doctors helped refine harsh interrogation methods

WASHINGTON (AP) - The government has denounced a report from a doctors' group suggesting human research was done on detainees to refine waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques.

Physicians for Human Rights alleges the research was done under the guise of safeguarding their health.

The Physicians for Human Rights report is based on a re-examination and new interpretation of records that had been previously released and the doctors are calling on the White House to investigate.

Government officials say that such charges and documents have already been made public and were examined by multiple government investigations.

The author of the report, Nathaniel Raymond, says the declassified documents had never been examined with an eye on laws including the Nuremberg Code, established to ban Nazi Germany medical experimentation.


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