waterboarding


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wa·ter·board·ing

 (wô′tər-bôr′dĭng, wŏt′ər-)
n.
1. An interrogation technique, widely considered a form of torture, in which a person is restrained, usually by being strapped to a board with the feet higher than the head, and immersed in or doused with water to the point of drowning.
2. Sports Any of various sports, such as kiteboarding, in which a person rides a waterboard.

waterboarding

(ˈwɔːtəˌbɔːdɪŋ)
n
a form of torture in which the victim is immobilized and has water poured on his or her face, producing a severe gag reflex, to simulate drowning
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A THUG who subjected his girlfriend to a terrifying waterboarding torture ordeal after a night out has been jailed for three years.
A form of water torture, waterboarding is carried out by pouring amounts of water over a cloth-covered face and breathing passages of an immobilized captive, causing the person to experience the sensation of drowning.
A JEALOUS boyfriend tortured his partner by waterboarding her after she chatted to an ex on the phone.
A voice in the video can be heard in the back asking Cheney if he could sign their waterboarding kit, to which Cheney agrees.
Al Bawaba spoke with the CIA agent who blew the whiste on waterboarding, John Kiriakou
In November 2015--when he was the leading Republican candidate, Trump appeared on This Week With George Stephanopoulos, saying he "would absolutely bring back interrogation and strong interrogation," including waterboarding. "You know, they don't use waterboarding over there; they use chopping off people's heads," he said.
Haspel once supervised a CIA detention facility in Thailand where a man suffered prolonged torture, including repeated waterboarding that nearly took his life.
Trump took to social media to blast critics of Haspel's history in the CIA's controversial interrogation program, which used waterboarding and other techniques widely seen as torture.
Senators and ex-CIA members have said that under her watch detainees at the site were subjected to waterboarding, a technique that involves water being poured into the mouth to simulate the effect of drowning.
Waterboarding is a process that simulates drowning and is widely considered to be a form of torture.