New Claims of Taped CIA Torture
Lawyers to present evidence to Senate panel
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 7, 2008 4:38 AM CST
CIA Director Lt. Gen. Michael Hayden testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing . (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Evidence that another CIA detainee was videotaped allegedly being tortured by interrogators is expected to be presented to the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow, reports Time magazine. A former suburban Baltimore high school student underwent unspecified "systematic torture" that may have involved waterboarding in a secret CIA prison in 2003, his attorneys charge. Majid Khan, now 27 and being held at Guantanamo Bay, says he was grabbed by the CIA while traveling from his home in the US to visit his brother in Pakistan.

CIA officials have said that three terror suspects were waterboarded, a controversial technique that simulates drowning, but that no waterboarding sessions were videotaped after 2002, and that earlier tapes were destroyed by the agency. The technique, which the White House denies is torture, was officially abandoned in 2006, but the president could still authorize its use in the future, according to officials.
 

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