Tag: Detainees

Argument Erupts in Guantánamo Court Over Use of the Term ‘Torture’

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — A heated dispute erupted on Friday at the pretrial hearings for the accused conspirators in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks over the use of the word “torture” to describe C.I.A. interrogations, and the military judge declared that he […]

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He Waterboarded a Detainee. Then He Had to Get the C.I.A. to Let Him Stop.

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — After a few weeks of waterboarding the captive in August 2002, the C.I.A. contract psychologists who had developed the interrogation program wanted to stop. The prisoner, a Palestinian known as Abu Zubaydah, was cooperating, and there did not […]

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Psychologist Who Waterboarded for C.I.A. to Testify at Guantánamo

This article was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. GUANTÁNAMO BAY, Cuba — They first met at a secret C.I.A. prison in March 2003. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was believed by his captors to be a senior Qaeda operative who might have information that could save American lives. James E. Mitchell was […]

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