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News :: Human Rights
US says STD trial victims can't sue
29 Jan 2012
The Obama Administration argued yesterday that Guatemalans unknowingly exposed to sexually transmitted diseases by American researchers in the 1940s cannot sue the United States, no matter how unethical the studies were.
5:30 AM Wednesday Jan 11, 2012

In its first response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the experiment's subjects, the Justice Department yesterday said sovereign immunity protected federal health officials from litigation stemming from the study.

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