The information obtained was after the waterboarding stopped.
Originally Posted by IowaBayDog
Waterboarding Timeline Shows Torture Did Not Lead To Getting Bin Laden
Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was reportedly waterboarded 183 times, but that took place years before he was at Gitmo, and did not produce information leading to bin Ladenís demise. By the time the name of the courierís name, Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, was learned, it was 2007, and that was years after waterboarding and rendering to black sites had stopped.
Torture, according to the United Nations Convention Against Torture (an advisory measure of the UN General Assembly) is:
...any act by which severe pain
, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him, or a third person, information or a confession
, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating
or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in, or incidental to, lawful sanctions. --UN Convention Against Torture
Torture is prohibited under international law
and the domestic laws of most countries in the 21st century. It is considered to be a violation of human rights
, and is declared to be unacceptable by Article 5 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
. Signatories of the Third Geneva Convention
and Fourth Geneva Convention
officially agree not to torture prisoners in armed conflicts. Torture is also prohibited by the United Nations Convention Against Torture
, which has been ratified by 147 states.