Official: CIA tapes of 9/11 detainee’s interrogation don’t show torture

The interrogation of Ramzi Binalshibh, a key figure in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, was recorded several times while he was being questioned in Morocco by local intelligence officers, according to a U.S. official. The disclosure resolves a mystery over what are thought to be the only existing recordings from the CIA’s secret detention program. The two videotapes and an audiotape do not show any use of what the CIA has called “enhanced interrogation techniques,” the official said. Human rights groups have described the CIA’s methods as torture. The Washington Post reports that the disclosure adds a new wrinkle to the public understanding of the documentation of the CIA’s detention and interrogation program.

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