WASHINGTON, June 16 (UPI) -- Khalid Sheik Mohammed said during a hearing at Guantanamo, Cuba, that he lied to the CIA while being questioned under torture, documents indicate.
The heavily redacted documents were released Monday after the American Civil Liberties Union obtained them under the Freedom of Information Act, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Khalid, in a statement he gave in 2006, appeared to be describing questioning on the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden.
"I make up stories," Mohammed said. "Where is he? I don't know. Then he torture me. Then I said, 'Yes, he is in this area.'"
Jameel Jaffer, head of the ACLU National Security Project, said the document shows torture produces unreliable information.
The Bush administration classified much of the Guantanamo hearings, including allegations by detainees they had been tortured by the CIA.
"The CIA plainly has a very different take on its past interrogation practices -- what they were and what they weren't -- and on the need to protect properly classified national security information," CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said.