According to a a report dated Sept 18, 2006 at, "The Silence is Shameful". Sky reports that, "The Government has been condemned for denying medical help to eight British detainees in Guantanamo Bay."

The report continues, "Senior doctors said the failure to ensure independent medical exams to determine their condition was "morally repugnant". In a letter to The Times newspaper, some 120 signatories from the medical profession called for an independent investigation. They also criticised the "shameful" refusal of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to respond to a British Medical Association request to send a team of doctors to the Cuba terror camp."

Coverage at outlines the issues. The petition, started by Dr David Nicholl, can be view here.