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CPME motion on Guantanamo adopted by CPME Board on November 18, 2005
In recognition of established United Nations declarations concerning the inhumane treatment of detainees, and World Medical Association declarations* prohibiting the involvement of doctors in the abuse of prisoners, including the force-feeding of hunger strikers, CPME requests the European Commission and European Parliament to demand that the US Government
- places all detainees in the detention facility at Guantanamo under the protection of international law, and the Geneva Conventions
- recognises and implements internationally accepted codes prohibiting the abuse and torture of prisoners, and ensures that doctors are not associated with any such acts.
- immediately ceases force-feeding hunger strikers at Guantanamo, recognising that their competent refusal to be fed should be respected.
* These WMA declarations are those of Geneva, Tokyo, Malta and ”in times of armed conflict”
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