A newly released Pentagon report says there is no evidence that officials at Guantanamo Bay used mind-altering drugs to interrogate prisoners, but lawyers for men held at the U.S. base in Cuba said Thursday that the findings still raise troubling questions.

The report by the Department of Defense Inspector General found that some detainees were interrogated while they were also being treated by doctors at the prison for diagnosed mental conditions and receiving prescribed psychoactive medications.

Lawyers for prisoners say that raises the possibility that incriminating statements could have been made under the influence of medication, potentially raising questions about evidence that has been used to justify detaining or charging men held at the base.

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