SRF Schweiz: Medikamentenversuche an Menschen

July 8, 2016: Swiss Public Television SRF uncovered evidence that “human rights were breached” in non-consensual drug tests conducted on patients at a psychiatric clinic in Herisau, Switzerland in the 1950s. The experimental drug Tofanil was tested in pre-marketing trials on behalf . . . Continue reading →

Shameful Truth About Secret Government Experiments — Then & Now

We reprint below the most recent commentary by John Whitehead, a constitutional attorney and the founder of the Rutherford Institute,  which is  is committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people. His commentary, is . . . Continue reading →

Landmark Ruling Allows Torture Lawsuit against Psychologists Mitchell & Jessen to Proceed

In an unprecedented decision, senior federal Judge Justin Quackenbush of Spokane, Washington ruled that a lawsuit may proceed against James Mitchell and Bruce Jessen, the psychologists who designed and implemented CIA’s post-9/11 torture program. The case was brought by the American Civil . . . Continue reading →

Doctors Complicit in Refining CIA Torture Tactics?

Physicians for Human Rights is the first group to argue that the presence of medical personnel who monitored the CIA’s use of torture on detainees–e.g., waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other "enhanced" interrogation techniques–rendered these medical professionals complicit in lending support to interrogation practices that were intentionally harmful. Continue reading →