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Human Rights Supporters Protest Consideration of Guantanamo Bay Doctor for Position at University of Missouri

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COLUMBIA, MO (AP) Anti-war protesters want the University of Missouri to reject the employment application of a retired Army psychologist who has faced abuse accusations at the Guantanamo Bay military prison.

About two dozen members of the mid-Missouri chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation protested Friday afternoon outside Hill Hall. That’s home to the College of Education, which has selected Larry James as one of two finalists for a top leadership job.

James is dean of professional psychology at Wright State University in Ohio. He previously served as chairman of the psychology department at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and led a team of psychologists assigned to interrogators at the U.S. detention center in Cuba.

Human rights groups accuse James of violating his professional duties by allowing interrogators to mistreat military detainees.

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