The Interrogation of Majid Khan

Senate Select Committe on Intelligence

Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program, pp. 89[115], 114f[140f].
December 2014


Page 89[115]: After being rendered to CIA custody, Majid Khan was subjected by the CIA to sleep deptivation, nudity, and dietary manipulation, and may have been subjected to an ice water bath […] A June 2006 CIA email stated that Majid Khan said he "fabricated a lot of his early [CIA] interrogation reporting to stop… what he called 'torture.'" According to the email Khan stated that he was "hung up" for approximately one day in a sleep deprived position and that he provided "everything they wanted to hear to get out of the situation."

Pages 114f[140f]: Beginning in March 2004, and continuing until his rendition to U.S. military custody at Guantanamo Bay in September 2006, Majid Khan engaged in a series of hunger strikes and attempts at self-mutilation that required significant attention from CIA detention site personnel. In response to Majid Khan's hunger strikes, medical personnel implemented various techniques to provide fluids and nutrients, including the use of a nasogastric tube and the provision of intravenous fluids. CIA records indicate that Majid Khan cooperated with the feedings and was permitted to infuse the fluids and nutrients himself. [NOTE 677] After approximately three weeks, the CIA developed a more aggressive treatment regimen "without unnecessary conversation." [NOTE 678] Majid Khan was then subjected to involuntary rectal feeding and rectal hydration, which included two bottles of Ensure. Later that same day, Majid Khan's "lunch tray," consisting of hummus, pasta with sauce, nuts, and raisins, was "pureed" and rectally infused. [NOTE 679] Additional sessions of rectal feeding and hydration followed. [NOTE 680] In addition to his hunger strikes, Majid Klian engaged in acts of self-harm that included attempting to cut his wrist on two occasions, [NOTE 681] an attempt to chew into his arm at the inner elbow, [NOTE682] an attempt to cut a vein in the top of his foot, [NOTE 683] and an attempt to cut into his skin at the elbow joint using a filed toothbrush. [NOTE 684]

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