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CIA cables detail interrogation at base run by CIA director

AP  |  Washington 

Newly declassified documents graphically describe how an accused al-Qaida was stripped naked, repeatedly slammed against walls, waterboarded and confined in boxes for hours at a that CIA briefly oversaw after 9/11.

The harsh treatment of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri's detention at the secret lockup in arose at confirmation, but there are new details in the documents released yesterday by the nonprofit Archive.

Al-Nashiri is accused in the bombing of a U.S. Navy ship, killing 17 American sailors in 2000.

According to one document, al-Nashiri was "left strapped to the waterboard" for 20 minutes so he could "contemplate his fate." Afterward, interrogators put a hood over his head and left him "moaning, shaking and asking God to help him.

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First Published: Sat, August 11 2018. 04:42 IST