Friday, October 1, 2010

US Medical Tests 'Crime Against Humanity'

US Medical Tests In Guatemala 'Crime Against Humanity'
US testing that infected hundreds of Guatemalans with gonorrhoea and syphilis more than 60 years ago was a "crime against humanity", Guatemalan President Alvaro Colom has said. President Barack Obama has apologised for the medical tests, in which mentally ill patients and prisoners were infected without their consent. Mr Obama told Mr Colom the 1940s-era experiments ran contrary to American values, Guatemala said. The US has promised an investigation... The experiment ran from 1932 to 1972, with President Bill Clinton eventually apologizing for it.

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