U.S. torture doctors and psychologists

Report Risks

Reporting an agency for systematic abuse can be risky for a health care professional.

Why is it especially risky for a health professional in a U.S. military detention site?

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Report Risks at CIA & Army Detention Sites

  • Medical officers are subordinate to the Command.
  • Insubordination can lead to court martial.
  • Information is classified and security breaches can lead to imprisonment.
  • It is very difficult to get messages safely to an outside authority.
  • Army personnel may shun or threaten a whistleblower who is identified.