"Throughout My Detainment In The Solitary Cells, There

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"Throughout my detainment in the solitary cells, there was an interrogation every two or three days, During these interrogations, we were subjected to many psychological and physical torture methods. One of these methods was that you are kept naked, handcuffed, [a] hood [is put] on your head, then they would bring a big dog. You hear the panting and barking of the dog very close to your face, ( Hassan).” An innocent Al Jazeera journalist named, Salah Hassan, was imprisoned and tortured at Abu Ghraib, a central prison used by U.S federal agencies. Innocent refugees like Hassan experienced extreme abuse techniques by U.S officials such as the of sleep deprivation, forced “feeding”, exams with abuse, standing for several hours on sore limbs,…show more content…
“The bottom line is [that] these techniques have hurt our image around the world Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair said that, “the damage they have done to our interests far outweighed whatever benefit they gave us, and they are not essential to our national security,(Blair).” Furthermore, enhanced interrogation is useless because it does not pressure a detainee to speak the truth, but instead withholds precise and credible information from U.S federal agencies. In fact, according to 25 former interrogators and intelligence professionals from the U.S military say that, “ the application of psychological, emotional, and physical pressure can force a victim of torture to say anything just to end the painful experience. Neuroscience professor, shane O’mara says that” abusive interrogation techniques can “ compromise memory, mood, and eliciting accurate information, (O’mara).” Also, “The 1992 U.S. Army Interrogation Field Manual 34-52 states: “Experience indicates that the use of prohibited techniques is not necessary to gain the cooperation of interrogation sources, ( Interrogation Field Manual).” Use of torture and other illegal methods is a poor technique that yields unreliable results, may damage subsequent collection efforts, and can induce the source to say whatever he thinks the interrogator wants to hear, (CCR Justice).”

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