Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Two Ex-CIA Detainees Describe Four Previously Unknown Interrogation Tools

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia, August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Washington Post: CIA prisoners allege they faced version of waterboarding

Two men who were held at a CIA prison in Afghanistan have told a human rights group that they were subjected to a version of waterboarding at a detention site where the agency has insisted the brutal method was never used.

The allegations were detailed in a report released Monday by Human Rights Watch based on extensive interviews with two Tunisian men who were returned to that country last year after spending 13 years in U.S. custody, almost all of it at a prison complex at Bagram air base in Afghanistan.

Ridha al-Najjar and Lotfi al-Arabi El Gherissi both recounted being strapped to a board, spun around and doused with water until left gasping for air, according to the report.

The torture they described closely resembles the most notorious of the interrogation methods the CIA used on terrorism suspects after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, adding to the suspicion that the technique was employed more broadly than the agency has publicly acknowledged.

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1 comment:

jimbrown said...

Omg lol. Poor boys. They suffered from a slightly wet trip to the play ground.