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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] As good as can be hoped for, I suppose. They seem to be being cared for medically, but does anyone know if the deliberate maintenance of prisoners in battle shock for the purposes of interrogation is consonant with the Geneva Convention? The Times (London), March 25th, 2003 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,5944-622925,00.html ...It was a surreal tableau; six heavily armed commandos passing ceaselessly among their ragtag captives, distributing bottles of water, checking their eyes, their pulses, but pushing their heads down to the floor if any attempted to look around or talk to his comrades. Kill or cure - it was just an expression one hears until you have seen Royal Marines guarding their prisoners. Captain Jamie Norman, 25, explained the dilemma. "We want to maintain them in battle shock until they reach the holding centre. If you keep them so they don't know if they're coming or going it helps in the interrogation and also to identify the leaders. But these guys are in such a mess we're also having to make sure that we don't lose any."... Mike Lewis Christ's College Cambridge CB2 3BU 07712 655130 firstname.lastname@example.org *********************************** "It is sometimes expedient to allow the people to play the fool and make merry, lest by holding them in with too great a rigor, we put them in despair...These gay sports be abolished, the people go instead to taverns, drink up and begin to cackle, their feet dancing under the table, to decipher King, princes, the State and Justice and draft scandalous defamatory leaflets" - Claude de Rubys, Histoire veritable de la ville de Lyon, 1604 _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk