Friday, September 19, 2008

Psychologists vote to ban helping in Gitmo Interrogations

The nation's leading psychologist's association has 
voted to ban its members from taking part in
interrogations at the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,
and other military detention sites.

The ban means psychologists who are association members
can't assist the U.S. military at these sites and can
only work there for humanitarian purposes or with
non-governmental groups, according to Stephen Soldz,
a Boston psychologist. Soldz is founder of an ethics
coalition that has long supported the ban.

Steven Reisner, a New York psychologist who's
running for president of the association,
said Thursday that members' votes were
counted this week.