Daily Archives: March 10, 2006


Tessa Jowell’s husband may be put on trial with Berlusconi

From BBC Online

Italian prosecutors have asked a judge to let David Mills, the husband of Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell, be put on trial on corruption charges. Judicial sources said prosecutors had also asked for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to be indicted.

They claim Mr Berlusconi paid Mr Mills $600,000 (‘344,000) for giving helpful testimony in two court cases.

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Medical ethics at Guantanamo called into question: Doctors call for an end to force feeding

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The Lancet features again this week with the publication of a letter from over 250 Doctors, from seven countries, calling for the end to force feeding of prisoners at Guantanamo. Force feeding is carried out by strapping inmates into chairs and feeding through tubes inserted in their noses – a practice which is contrary to the code of the World Medical Association. The Lancet letter also calls for the American Medical Association to instigate disciplinary proceedings against any members known to have violated the code.

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