Oath Betrayed

Steven Miles talked about his book Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror, published by Random House. Dr. Miles… read more

Steven Miles talked about his book Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror, published by Random House. Dr. Miles talked about abuses of prisoners in prison camps located in Abu Ghraib, Guatanamo, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan and Iraq which included beatings, thermal and chemical burns, asphyxiation, and sexual humiliation of POWs. Drawing on documents gathered from Freedom of Information requests, Dr. Miles said that clinicians did not report abuses and falsified documents that would have shown evidence of POW mistreatment. Dr. Miles argued for more investigations into interrogation practices and suggested that prison clinicians should be held accountable to Geneva Convention requirements that POWs be treated humanely. He also responded to questions from the audience. close

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Oath Betrayed

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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jul 23, 2006 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 29, 2006 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jul 23, 2006 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 29, 2006 | 2:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 29, 2006 | 10:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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