Pakistani detainee claims CIA tortured him

December 10th, 2007 - 3:37 pm ICT by admin  

New York, Dec 10 (ANI): A Pakistani detained by CIA has claimed that he was subjected to “state-sanctioned torture,” the New York Times has said.
Majid Khan who lived in Baltimore, Maryland, through his lawyers claimed he “was subjected to an aggressive CIA detention and interrogation programme notable for its elaborate planning and ruthless application of torture”.
The documents also suggest that Khan, and other high-value detainees are now being held in a previously undisclosed area of the Guantanamo prison in Cuba, he called Camp 7.
The NYT said that those detainees included 14 men, some suspected of being former al Qaeda officials, who President Bush acknowledged were held under a secret CIA programme.
They were transferred to military custody at Guantanamo last year. The NYT also said that when asked about Khans assertions, Mark Mansfield, a CIA spokesman, said: “The US does not conduct or condone torture.”
He said a small number of “hardened terrorists” had required what he called “special methods of questioning” in what he called a lawful and carefully run programme, the Dawn reported. (ANI)

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