Khalid Sheik Mohammed Waterboarded 183 Times

CIA interrogators used the controverisal waterboarding technique 183 times on Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and 83 times on another al Qaeda suspect, according to the New York Times.

A 2005 Justice Department memorandum revealed that the simulated drowning technique was used on Mohammed 183 times in March 2003.

Abu Zubaydah, the first prisoner questioned in the CIA’s overseas detention program in August 2002, was waterboarded 83 times, although a former CIA officer had told news organisations he had been subjected to only 35 seconds underwater before agreeing to tell everything he knew.

President Barack Obama has banned the use of waterboarding, over-turning a Bush administration policy that it did not constitute torture.

via September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed ‘waterboarded 183 times’ – Times Online.

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