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Seven months before Sept. 11, 2001, the State Department issued a human rights report on Uzbekistan. It was a litany of horrors.
The police repeatedly tortured prisoners, State Department officials wrote, noting that the most common techniques were "beating, often with blunt weapons, and asphyxiation with a gas mask." Separately, international human rights groups had reported that torture in Uzbek jails included boiling of body parts, using electroshock on genitals and plucking off fingernails and toenails with pliers. Two prisoners were boiled to death, the groups reported. The February 2001 State Department report stated bluntly, "Uzbekistan is an authoritarian state with limited civil rights."
Now there is growing evidence that the United States has sent terror suspects to Uzbekistan for detention and interrogation, even as Uzbekistan's treatment of its own prisoners continues to earn it admonishments from around the world, including from the State Department.
The so-called rendition program, under which the Central Intelligence Agency transfers terrorism suspects to foreign countries to be held and interrogated, has linked the United States to other countries with poor human rights records. But the turnabout in relations with Uzbekistan is particularly sharp. Before Sept. 11, 2001, there was little high-level contact between Washington and Tashkent, the Uzbek capital, beyond the United States' criticism.
Originally posted by Trustnone
and what should be done with them? put them in the hilton, give them champagne and caviar and say "if your a good person you'll tell us if your a terrorist". Oh I know! lets give non-american citizens american rights! That'll work. Remember these people are captured in suspected terrorist havens, it's not like the US is taking people off the street and throwing them in jail. Are you sure about prisoner executions? i have heard nothing this extreme. I have heard they rough them up a little but a least were not sawing off heads and hands.
Originally posted by Trustnone
Remember these people are captured in suspected terrorist havens, it's not like the US is taking people off the street and throwing them in jail.
In September, 2002, Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian citizen travellng with a Canadian passport had to cut short a vacation in Tunisia with his wife and two small children. He was returning home to Ottawa alone. While connecting through New York's JFK, he was detained by U.S. immigration officials, questioned repeatedly about links to Al-Qaeda, then placed in a Brooklyn jail before finally being deported to Syria, even though he asked to be returned to Canada. He was held without charge in a Syrian prison for over a year where he claims he was tortured.
TA-ANALYSIS: U.S. Government being sued by Syrian-Canadian
Originally posted by Jamuhn
Hey Duzey, but according to groingrinder, we should have just shot the guy on site. Great world we live in....