10th March 2010
U.S. Intelligence Officers Waterboarded 9/11
Mastermind 160 times, says ex-MI5 Boss
U.S intelligence agencies deliberately concealed their mistreatment of terror suspects, a former head of MI5 claimed last night.
Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller also said she had only learnt that 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had been waterboarded - a total of 160 times - after retiring from the Security Service in 2007.
In a speech to the Mile End Group at the House of Lords, Lady Manningham-Buller also revealed that Britain protested against the treatment of terror suspects.
'The Americans were very keen that people like us did not discover what they were doing,' said the former head of the domestic spy agency.
Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller said she had only learnt that 9/11 mastermind
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed had been waterboarded after retiring in 2007
Human rights activists demonstrate waterboarding on a
volunteer in a protest outside Capitol Hill, Washington