More details of waterboarding at the Thai secret prison

Report details harsh treatment at secret CIA-run prisons – AP, September 6, 2012
…Former President George W. Bush, his Vice President Dick Cheney and the CIA have said that the method was used on only three senior al-Qaida suspects at secret CIA black sites in Thailand and Poland — Khaled Sheikh Mohammed, Aby Zubayda and Abd al-Rahman al-Nashiri, all currently being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The technique involves pouring water on a hooded detainee’s nose and mouth until he feels he is drowning…

And the report: Delivered Into Enemy Hands – US-Led Abuse and Rendition of Opponents to Gaddafi’s Libya
…However, after the two arrived in Bangkok, they were arrested while in the airport waiting room.[264] They were then taken to a special room in the airport in Bangkok in which, Belhadj alleges, he and his wife were severely mistreated and abused by the CIA for several days.
While in CIA custody in Bangkok, Belhadj said he was “stripped and beaten.”[266] He was forced to be naked, wear a blindfold, was hung against a wall by one arm and then by one leg, and was put into a tub with ice…

More: Cat’s Eye: News on the Secret Thai Prison

Update: CIA ‘tortured al-Qaeda suspects close to the point of death by drowning them in water-filled baths’

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2 Responses to More details of waterboarding at the Thai secret prison

  1. John Toner says:

    Wow. If a terrorist or a journalist or a hands-wringing human-rights group whines about something it must be true.

    Blaming any bad treatment on H.M. the King of Thailand or His Excellency the President of the U.S. is stupid. Things
    happen in every country in the world that the leader doesn’t know about and might not approve. There is a real and
    scary world outside of the newspaper offices, universities and whiny human-rights palaces. Go outside and look.

    What ever happened to all the whiny claims that the CIA had its prison at Udonthani? Could so-called journalists
    and whiny human-rights experts have been wrong?

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