Terror prisoner’s sketches detail CIA ‘torture’ at black site

Sketches by an inmate at the notorious Guantanamo Bay prison have been released for the first time, detailing what the state-approved CIA’s interrogation programme looked like.

The pictures, first revealed by The New York Times, were drawn by a prisoner known as Abu Zubaydah, and consist of self-portraits of the interrogation techniques he said he was subjected to when he was kept in secret CIA prisons in Thailand in 2002.

Warning: Sketches below show waterboarding, sleep deprivation and confinement in boxes that some may find disturbing

Abu Zubaydah is still being held at Guantanamo Bay
Image:Abu Zubaydah is still being held at Guantanamo Bay

Zubaydah was captured in Pakistan in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, and was accused at the time of being a high-ranking member of al Qaeda.

He was moved between several secret CIA secret sites across the world, and subjected to interrogation techniques that had been approved by the administration of former US president George W Bush in the aftermath of the attacks.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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