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CIA Files Show Prisoner Waterboarded 83 Times Would Have Cooperated Before Torture

HeadlineJun 15, 2016

A cache of declassified documents has revealed new details about the CIA’s torture program. Among other findings, the records show a prisoner who was waterboarded 83 times was likely willing to cooperate with interrogators before the torture. The account from medical personnel who helped with the first waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah deals a major blow to the CIA’s insistence it gained crucial information through torture.

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