"The interrogations of CIA detainees were brutal and far worse than the CIA represented to policymakers and others," the Senate reports read.
CIA interrogation techniques included “techniques such as slaps and 'wallings' (slamming detainees against a wall) [that] were used in combination, frequently concurrent with sleep deprivation and nudity”, along with “ice baths, threats of death, and threatening detainees that their families would be harmed,” according to the report.
The report indicated that many of the harsh tactics used by the CIA went beyond those approved by the White House and Department of Justice.
The report took nearly four years to compile, and is the most comprehensive report to date examining the CIA’s torture program. It is not immediately clear whether anybody will be held accountable for the illegal practices.