Fighting Terror With Torture [world Service]

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In the aftermath of 9/11, the United States approved ‘enhanced’ interrogation methods that have been condemned as torture. The most notorious was controlled drowning, known as waterboarding. Hilary Andersson hears from those who approved, ran and were subjected to the programme in secret CIA prisons around the world. And, in a controlled setting, she experiences some of the techniques herself. Does harsh interrogation yield reliable intelligence in the fight against terror? And what impact has the interrogation programme had on on-going conflicts – did it fuel support for ISIS?

*Warning: This programme contains graphic illustrations of interrogation techniques.*

(Photo: A man sits in a prison cell. Credit: Shutterstock)

Does harsh interrogation yield reliable intelligence in the fight against terror?

Does harsh interrogation yield reliable intelligence in the fight against terror?

Does harsh interrogation yield reliable intelligence in the fight against terror?

In the aftermath of 9/11, the United States approved ‘enhanced’ interrogation methods that have been condemned as torture. The most notorious was controlled drowning, known as waterboarding. Hilary Andersson hears from those who approved, ran and were subjected to the programme in secret CIA prisons around the world. And, in a controlled setting, she experiences some of the techniques herself. Does harsh interrogation yield reliable intelligence in the fight against terror? And what impact has the interrogation programme had on on-going conflicts – did it fuel support for ISIS?

*Warning: This programme contains graphic illustrations of interrogation techniques.*

(Photo: A man sits in a prison cell. Credit: Shutterstock)