Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: he was waterboarded 140 times, which ‘provided periodic relief from his standing sleep deprivation’. File photo: AP

CIA explored using ‘truth serum’ on terror suspects, tortured them instead

  • Existence of the drug research programme disclosed in a once-classified report
  • Idea was shelved after Justice Department had previously provided legal memos justifying the use of torture like waterboarding
Topic |   Islamic militancy

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: he was waterboarded 140 times, which ‘provided periodic relief from his standing sleep deprivation’. File photo: AP
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