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Why Torture Doesn't Work: The Neuroscience of Interrogation

Why Torture Doesn

by Shane O'Mara,
Psychology Today, December 9, 2015

CIA records describe the waterboarding of Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, the alleged mastermind of 9/11, as evolving into “a series of near drownings. Abu Zubaydah, another terrorist suspect, “coughed, vomited, and had involuntary spasms of the torso and extremities” during his waterboarding sessions. Zubaydah became “completely unresponsive, with bubbles rising through his open, full mouth.”

 

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