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Report Says American Psychological Association Collaborated On Torture Justification

BAGHDAD, IRAQ, FEBRUARY 21:  A view from one of the cells at the newly opened Baghdad Central Prison in Abu Ghraib on Februar
BAGHDAD, IRAQ, FEBRUARY 21: A view from one of the cells at the newly opened Baghdad Central Prison in Abu Ghraib on February 21, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq. The Iraqi Ministry of Justice has renovated and reopened the previously named 'Abu Ghraib' prison and renamed the site to Baghdad Central Prison. According to the Iraqi Ministry of Justice about 400 prisoners were transferred to the prison which can hold up to 3000 inmates. The prison was established in 1970 and it became synonymous with abuse under the U.S. occupation. (Photo by Wathiq Khuzaie/Getty Images)

The American Psychological Association secretly collaborated with the administration of President George W. Bush to bolster a legal and ethical justification for the torture of prisoners swept up in the post-Sept. 11 war on terror, according to a new report by a group of dissident health professionals and human rights activists.

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