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FormationJuly 1892


The APA claimed to condemn the use of torture, stating that "there are no exceptional circumstances whatsoever, whether induced by a state of war or threat of war, internal political instability or any other public emergency, that may be invoked as a justification."[1]

However, "throughout the 1950s and 1960s the APA worked quite closely with both the CIA and Army on mind control projects, many of which completely crossed ethical lines, as well as the APA's Code of Ethics, into areas described by many observers as sheer madness."[2]

Guantanamo Bay

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“The military psychologists’ claims of offering quality care to detainees is false. A few years ago, I received documents via Freedom of Information Act that showed that at least one detainee who died ostensibly of suicide at Guantanamo, Mohamed Al Hanashi, killed himself in large part because of a negative encounter with a military psychologist.”
Jeff Kaye (29 July 2018)  [3]


Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Torture and the APAarticle9 June 2009Bryant Welch
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