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Amnesty to Release New Report of U.S. Torture

Amnesty International will be releasing a report later today that accuses the U.S. of torturing ghost detainees, including two Yemeni nationals.

In a report to be released later today, Amnesty International details the stories of two Yemeni men who were both tortured for four days in Jordan before spending 18 months in secret detention. Amnesty says the men are still being held in prison in Yemen at the behest of US authorities, without being charged.

Amnesty believes the men's stories are part of a broader picture of US secret detentions centres around the world.

The two Yemenis, Muhammad Bashmilah and Salah Nasser Salim 'Ali, were interviewed by A.I. in June. They told about their torture in Jordan.

Amnesty International believes the US has established secret detention facilities in a number of countries that could include Jordan, Pakistan, Egypt, Thailand and Afghanistan.

Ms Critoph says alleges the US has other secret detention centres the world does not know about. "Clearly, that's corroborated by other accounts," she said.

"The practice of secret detention, the fact that it is secret, makes it very, very difficult for Amnesty or other organisation to know how widespread it is, which is why we are calling on the US authorities to disclose exactly where these facilities are, exactly how many people and who are being held, and to also end this practice of secret detention," she said.

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  • Re: Amnesty to Release New Report of U.S. Torture (none / 0) (#1)
    by scarshapedstar on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:55 PM EST
    Why does the ACLU oppose the march of Freedom?

    Re: Amnesty to Release New Report of U.S. Torture (none / 0) (#2)
    by soccerdad on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:55 PM EST
    Troll alert! Be prepared for attempts to slander the messenger

    Re: Amnesty to Release New Report of U.S. Torture (none / 0) (#3)
    by DawesFred60 on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 01:01:55 PM EST
    Well i like the ideals of mass torture after all isn't that what freedom is all about? if you torture one you must torture all, right? let us start with Bush and family. oh yes can i torture Zawahiri? now that would be fun. 9-11 the day bush bombed WTC.