U.S. Military Drugged Detainees to Obtain FALSE Confessions
Self-confessed 9/11 “mastermind” falsely confessed to crimes he didn’t commit
by Washington’s Blog
July 15, 2012
U.S. Drugged Detainees, Which Interfered with their Ability to Tell the Truth
The Inspector General for the the U.S. Department of Defense reports that the military heavily drugged some detainees in a way which impaired their ability to provide accurate information:
Detainees in custody of the US military were interrogated while drugged with powerful antipsychotic and other medications that “could impair an individual’s ability to provide accurate information,” according to a declassified Department of Defense (DoD) inspector general’s report.
Over the past decade, dozens of current and former detainees and their civilian and military attorneys have alleged in news reports and in court documents that prisoners held by the US government in Guantanamo, Iraq and Afghanistan were forcibly injected with unknown medications and pills during or immediately prior to marathon interrogation sessions in an attempt to compel them to confess to terrorist-related crimes of which they were accused.
Leonard Rubenstein, a medical ethicist at Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health and Human Rights and the former president of Physicians for Human Rights, said … “The problem is not simply what the report implies, that good information is unlikely to be obtained when someone shows psychotic symptoms….”