DuPlessis Orphans Ltr/Archbishop, Ontario Prime Min.

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May 28, 2014

Re: Canadian Orphans Demand Compensation for Sexual Abuse
and Torture By Catholic Church
Special News Release To The Arctic Beacon
Washington DC:

Dear Archbishop Lacroix:
(followed by letter to Prime Minister of Ontario, Kathleen Wynne)

Incidents in the lawsuit Rabi Abdullah, et al. v. Pfizer, Inc., occurred in 1996. In this case, the major issue at law, is non-consensual experimentation and Nuremberg Code violations, concerning Nigerian children, who were experimented on, without their informed consent. Based on the date of tis lawsuit, and its’ issues, it seems that many of the nationstates that attended the Nuremberg Trials, including the United States, learned little, from the decisions and resulting law, on informed consent, for human subject testing, that was created during these historic and precedent setting, trials (based on the abuses found in WWII German camps, such as Auschwitz and Bergen-Beltsen). The Nuremberg Code is international law.

Concurrently, in the same years, the DuPlessis orphan abuses, are one example of unchecked, violent and harmful non consensual human subject testing, that continued and remained, unchecked or stopped, by this precedent setting decision, at Nuremberg. Human rights violations need to be examined in the light of day now, (as opposed to the closed wards of the psychiatric institutions, all those years ago, where these infants and young children were unable to “call out“). These children, who are now adults, need to be compensated and “made whole”, as they bravely seek the justice and human rights, denied to them.

“Human and civil rights” are concepts written into State and International law. They intertwine and extend to the world’s public interest. They appear in the tenets of the International Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations). These concepts reinforce the Nuremberg Code, as an operative norm of legal justice. The legal norm we emphasize on this issue, is in the Nuremberg Code, and is the statement that “no human experimentation shall occur without the informed consent of the human subject.”

This legal “norm of practice” was severely violated with Clarissa, a DuPlessis orphan, as Mr. Levy notes in his article :
“Clarina was sexually abused by sisters at the St. Julien Hospital, she would be put in a straitjacket and attached with a collar around her neck and tied down on a steel bed during the abuse. In order to justify Clarina’s transfer from an Orphanage to a psychiatric Hospital at the age of 11 years old, the Roman Catholic order fabricated a false death certificate.. . .” 1.

These acts of abuse, on children in their care, at the hands of these nuns, medical doctors and intelligence agencies are beyond human comprehension. And these abuses remain still unaddressed, by both the governments of Canada and the United States. The victims of these egregious and abusive experiments have not been “made whole”.

Similarly, over 40 years later (!) in Rabi Abdullah, et al. v. Pfizer, Inc., 2. it was found that:

“. . .If a norm of customary international law, as the prohibition on non-consensual medical experimentation, occurs, a claim can proceed to trial.  This is one of the important findings in the case of  Rabi Abdullahi, et al. v. Pfizer, Inc., 05-4863 cv (L), 05-6768-cv(CON).

Judges Poole, Wesley and Parker stated that this prohibition “meets this standard because, among other reasons, it is specific, focused and accepted by nations around the world without significant exception“ (Rabi Abdullahi, et al. v. Pfizer, Inc., et al.).

Their decision further states that : “The evolution of the prohibition into a norm of customary international law began with the war crimes trials at Nuremberg. The United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and France “acting in the interest of all the United Nations,” established the International Military Tribunal (“IMT”) through entry into the London Agreement of August 8, 1945. M. Cheriff Bassiouni et al., An Appraisal of Human Experimentation in International Law and Practice: The Need for International Regulation of Human Experimentation, 72 J.Crim. L. & Criminology
1597, 1640 & n. 220 (1981) (internal quotation marks omitted). (IBID).. . .”

The Nuremberg Code was one result of these war crimes trials. It unequivocably states that no human experimentation can occur without the informed consent of the human subject. The decision in this case illustrates the universal application of this code in national law.
In this case the American Pfizer Corporation tested Nigeran children with the drug Trovan and Ceflriaxone in 1996 without their consent.

In 2009, motions were decided on this case. Nuremberg was decided in 1947 (over 60 years earlier), as a result of the depraved German human experimentation in the camps, witnessed by the world, when the allies entered Germany. What a time spread !

It seems that there are those, in power, with power, who – – – seemingly, do not understand this universal and national law. The abuses, it seemed, continued. More quietly, but they continued, nonethless. The DuPlessis orphans and MKUltra survivors reach out for justice, now. We support and work with the DuPlessis Orphans and other MKUltra survivors.

The code determined at Nuremberg is law. The serious abuse that occurred in the orphanages and at the hands of the CIA and their doctors, needs remedy and it needs remedy, now. Nuremberg determined, among other things, that every life is precious and has value, as opposed to Hitler’s “lives not worthy of being lived”. This law, and human concept, apparently made little difference to the sisters at the DuPlessis Orphanages, the American CIA, who egregiously experimented on American children and others, who felt this law didn’t apply to them. It does. And we need to right this wrong, now.

Rights theorists demand that tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (including the directive against torture) are honored, in cases of abuse. Any concept that finds, it is acceptable to hurt a small innocent group, for the greater good or benefit, of the larger group, “society”, for medical testing, or any other non-consensual testing outcomes, is unacceptable. This is the argument against utilitarianism and we firmly advocate for this philosophical tenant. These are bedrock tenants of law and humanistic philosophy, that we believe make recognition, resolution and the “making whole” of the DuPlessis Orphans and MKUltra survivors, imperative, now.

Thank you for your attention to this vital matter.

Very sincerely,
Lynn Bowne Weed,
Co-Chairwoman, Kelb, Inc.
Keep The Ethical Light Burning, Inc.
keepethicallightburning.org
Non-profit Advocacy Against Non-consensual
experimentation and abuse
(347)478-9582
New York City Paralegal

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Flushing, New York, U.S.
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Flushing Remonstrance, Forerunner to the
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Source:
1. Dr. Jonathan Levy, Esq.
1629 K Street NW Suite 300
Washington DC 20006 USA
Tel/Fax 1-202-318-2406
chambers at brimstoneandcompany.com
rodvienneau at distributel.net
2. http://keepethicallightburning.org/pfizer-case/

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