Skip to comments.Egyptian Doctors 'Ordered to Operate on Protesters Without Anaesthetic'
Posted on 04/13/2013 12:42:41 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
Egyptian doctors 'ordered to operate on protesters without anaesthetic'
Exclusive: Leaked presidential report recommends an investigation into the highest echelons of the army leadership
Senior Egyptian army doctors were ordered to operate without anaesthetic on wounded protesters at a military hospital in Cairo during protests against military rule, according to an investigation commissioned by president Mohamed Morsi. The report into military and police malpractice since 2011 also alleges that doctors, soldiers and medics assaulted protesters inside the hospital.
The findings, which relate to the army's behaviour during the Abbassiya clashes in May 2012, are the latest leak to the Guardian of a suppressed report investigating human rights abuses in Egypt since the start of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Earlier leaks alleged that the military were involved in torture, killings and forced disappearances during the uprising.
The new chapter contains testimony from doctors and protesters about the treatment of injured demonstrators at the Kobri el-Qoba military hospital in Cairo in May 2012.
It alleges that a senior military doctor ordered subordinates to operate on wounded protesters without anaesthetic or sterilisation and reports that doctors, nurses and senior officers also beat some of the wounded protesters. It also claims that a senior officer ordered soldiers to lock protesters in a basement.
The chapter concludes by recommending an investigation into the highest echelons of the army leadership a deeply significant development. Even though the report has not been officially published, its status as a presidential document coupled with the extent of its conclusions represents the first acknowledgment by the state of the scale of the atrocities both during and since the 2011 uprising.
"I can't overestimate the importance of this report," said Heba Morayef, the director of Human Rights Watch in Egypt.
(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...
Paging Dr. Gosnell.
We should send these monsters a bunch of tanks and money!
and jet fighters
We could have sent them some anaesthesia, but the sequester...
At least they’re not doing anything evil to them, like waterboarding.
Just a glimpse at the blueprint that zero has in mind for us...
Welcome to Obamacare....!
This may slow down the occupy movement.
... assaulted them in the hospital... That’s just wrong. (snicker)
How’s Obama’s Arab Spring working out for you folks?