Psychological torture on trial

Following on from my earlier post about the involvement of psychologists in torture at the Guantanamo detention facility, it has been interesting to read several recent commentaries in the Guardian about this issue:

1] Naomi Klein writes about a current trial in the US that may serve to expose to judicial review the use of psychological methods of torture on detainees (see link here). This has come about because a US citizen has allegedly been exposed to torture during his imprisonment and now his case has come to trial (due to the suspension of habeas corpus, foreign detainees at Guantanamo and other facilities who experience torture cannot appeal to judicial review).

2] Peter Kinderman, professor of clinical psychology at the University of Liverpool, writes about the limited outcry from mental health professionals and their organisations to the reports of psychological methods of torture on detainees.

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