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Journalist James Risen: CIA Torture Methods Caused Long-Term Psychological Harm to Former Prisoners | Democracy Now!

14.10.16

Journalist James Risen: CIA Torture Methods Caused Long-Term Psychological Harm to Former Prisoners | Democracy Now!: A New York Times investigation has found at least half of the 39 detainees who went through the CIA’s so-called enhanced interrogation program have since shown psychiatric problems—some have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, paranoia, depression or psychosis. These detainees were subjected to torture techniques such as severe sleep deprivation, waterboarding, mock execution, sexual violations and confinement in coffin-like boxes in secret CIA prisons and at Guant�namo. We speak to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist James Risen and military psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Xenakis.


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