Waterboarding May Have Been More Common than Previously Thought

Monday, September 10, 2012

In 2009, President Obama banned the use of waterboarding against suspected terrorist detainees. It was a campaign promise, and one of the few areas of war policy where he departed significantly from the Bush administration. Some still argue that America's use of this technique was more than justified.  

We know that high value suspects like Khalid Sheikh Mohammad were waterboarded dozens and dozens of times. But new revelations by Human Rights Watch suggest many more people may have been waterboarded in the post 9/11 world than the CIA would have us believe. 

The report claims the United States government detained and tortured opponents of the former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi whom they believed to be Al Qaeda terrorists.

Two of the former detainees claim they were tortured with techniques similar to waterboarding. One of those men is Mohammed al-Shoroeiya.


Mohammed al-Shoroeiya

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