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Yemeni man describes torture in CIA custody: rights group

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posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 06:41 AM
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Yemeni man describes torture in CIA custody: rights group


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LONDON (AFP) — A Yemeni national accused American secret agents of subjecting him to various forms of torture during nearly three years of CIA detention, in a statement released by Amnesty International Friday.

Al-Maqtari described one occasion when he was beaten by three men and then made to stand naked on a chair in front of an air conditioner while holding up a large bottle of water.

During this time, he was periodically doused in water, making him feel so cold he had trouble standing.

In Afghanistan, Al-Maqtari was again subjected to torture, including prolonged isolation, sleep deprivation, exposure to extreme heat and cold, and sensory deprivation with bright lighting and loud music or sounds channeled into his cell, among other forms of ill-treatment, it said.
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posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 06:41 AM
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Absolutely disgusting and appalling - yet the CIA and the british will not be held accountable for their continued violation of human rights - under the name of 'war on terror'...

I bet the apologist for USA/UK foreign policy will not be condemning just behaviour.....what excuse's will they tell us this time...

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posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 07:30 AM
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And this is only the stuff we hear about. Think about how many thousands in South America have been treated this way after decades of CIA involvement in porxy wars and outright interventions.



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 08:01 AM
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What about the torture committed by China, Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Egypt, Burma, Hamas controlled Gaza (list continues..)

This is the problem here, if you don't solely focus on the UK/US/Israel then you are a apologist even if you stand up for the rights of all humans across the world. You cannot pick and choose



including prolonged isolation, sleep deprivation, exposure to extreme heat and cold, and sensory deprivation with bright lighting and loud music or sounds channeled into his cell


What the man describes happen to him is common tactics used by the SAS, who even demonstrated it during their TV series "Are you tough enough". Iran used the same methods on the UK navy personnel [including mock executions]. It is a grey area really, that is the honest truth.

As for British continued violations of human rights, as a member of Amnesty International [me
] we've never released reports condemning UK actions. Certain aspects such as ID cards, but nothing what you are suggesting.

I and other Amnesty International members would like it if you did not play politics with our campaigns for propaganda means on a internet forum

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posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 08:03 AM
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Originally posted by InSpiteOf
And this is only the stuff we hear about. Think about how many thousands in South America have been treated this way after decades of CIA involvement in porxy wars and outright interventions.


Go on google video and watch a documentary called the "War on Democracy", very sad and heartbreaking. It is about two hours long, but worth it.



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 08:06 AM
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Will do, thanks for the link...well the suggestion of the link anyways


Im guessing it deals with what I mentioned in my post?



posted on Mar, 14 2008 @ 08:08 AM
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Some of the descriptions about torture are difficult to listen to.
But it highlights the motives of the CIA in Latin America and backing right wing dictators in order to keep out democratically elected left wing governments.



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