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En ny dokumentarfilm har beskyldt den amerikanske efterretningstjeneste for at støtte eksperimenter på flere hundrede skandinaviske børn

Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) støttede angiveligt hemmelige eksperimenter med skizofreni på 311 danske børn, mange adopterede eller fra børnehjem, i løbet af begyndelsen af ​​1960'erne, ifølge en nyligt udgivet dokumentar.

Danmarks Radios dokumentar 'Søgen efter mig selv' anklager det amerikanske spionagentur for at støtte forsøgene på Kommunehospitalet i København. Undersøgelserne undersøgte angiveligt sammenhængen mellem skizofreni og arv eller miljø.

Per Wennick, who claims to have been a participant in the experiments as a child, alleged that he was placed in a chair, with electrodes strapped to him and forced to listen to loud, shrill noises. The aim of the test was supposedly to find out if a child had psychopathic traits.

"It was very uncomfortable. And it's not just my story, it's the story of many children," Wennick said, describing his experience.
I think this is a violation of my rights as a citizen in this society. I find it so strange that some people should know more about me than I myself have been aware of.
The project was co-financed by a US health service, receiving support from the Human Ecology Fund, which is operated on behalf of the CIA, according to Wennick and the National Archives.

While the children were not told what the experiments were for, during or after the research, a dissertation was published in 1977 by Danish psychiatrist Find Schulsinger detailing the study.

The Danish Welfare Museum's Jacob Knage Rasmussen said that this is the first documented time where children under care were used for research purposes in the country.

"I do not know of similar attempts, neither in Denmark nor in Scandinavia. It is appalling information that contradicts the Nuremberg Code of 1947, which after World War II was to set some ethical restrictions for experiments on humans" Rasmussen stated.