Memo States ‘Prolongued Diapering’ Used On Detainees

August 25, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – A story by RAW has shown that a memo sent in 2003 named ‘prolonged diapering’ as a method of interrogation, showing that Bush-era officials lied in 2005 about this being used as a way of obtaining information.

Steven Bradbury, a lawyer for the Bush administration, had formerly denied claims that diapering was used for anything but temporary measures during transportation in the case of some detainees.

But in a memo released to the public from September 4, 2003, interrogators were given authorization to use what they called ‘prolonged diapering’ as an enhanced tactic to elicit information. It was one of a rather alarming list of ‘acceptable’ means of questioning.

The list in this particular memo included the following:

  • “Shaving
  • Stripping
  • Diapering
  • Hooding
  • Isolation
  • White noise or loud music (as a decibel level that will not damage hearing)
  • Continuous light or darkness
  • Uncomfortably cool environment
  • Restricted diet, including reduced caloric intake (sufficient to maintain general health)
  • Water dousing
  • Sleep deprivation (up to 72 hours)”

Diapering as a torture technique was never approved by the Justice Department, as the humiliation and health issues of forcing someone to remain in their own filth for over three days raise serious legal issues.


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