Pentagon denies reports of medical abuse at Guantanamo

Pentagon denies reports of medical abuse at Guantanamo

[JURIST] A Pentagon spokesman said Thursday that there was "no evidence" of widespread abuse of prisoners by medical personnel at Guantanamo, denying earlier media reports [Newsday report]. Accusations of physical abuse had followed criticism about use of detainees' medical records against them [JURIST report]. A Pentagon spokesman did say that changes in procudures for the medical treatment of detainees were being implemented, but left specifics to US Army surgeon general, Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley, who was to present a report to Congress later in the day. In June the Pentagon release a new policy statement on the responsibilities of military healthcare providers to detainees [JURIST report]. AP has more.