NEW YORK — The new technology that’s being used to torture and interrogate suspected terrorists could be used to make prisoners “cannibalize” and “kill” other prisoners, according to a Senate report released Monday.
The report by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said the new technology “can be used as a tool to inflict extreme pain and suffering” in terrorism cases and should be used with caution.
The new technology, called the “enhanced interrogation techniques,” were developed under a 2001 presidential executive order and are known as “enhancing interrogation techniques.”
They include waterboarding, simulated drowning, simulated shock-dousing, “rectal feeding” of suspects and the use of simulated mock executions.
The Senate Intelligence Committee found that some of the techniques are “highly effective,” but that the methods “have not been subjected to rigorous oversight by Congress.”
They have not been properly used in the past and should not be used again, Paul wrote.
The findings from the report came after the Justice Department released a scathing report detailing how the Obama administration used secret “enhancement techniques” in the name of combating terrorism.
The White House has said it would not allow the Senate Intelligence report to be released before the end of the year.
A spokesperson for the Justice Departments Office of Legal Counsel declined to comment on the report.