04 March 2006

Freedom here at home

The New York Times reports settlement of a court case about yet another innocent guy scooped up by the US and tortured.
Mr. Elmaghraby, who spent nearly a year in detention, and the Pakistani man, Javaid Iqbal, held for nine months, charged that while shackled they were kicked and punched until they bled. Their lawsuit said they were cursed as terrorists and subjected to multiple unnecessary body-cavity searches, including one in which correction officers inserted a flashlight into Mr. Elmaghraby's rectum, making him bleed.
Where in the Freedom Archipelago was this? Abu Ghraib? Guantànamo? Bagram? Baghdad? Poland? Syria?


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