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How Israel legitimises torturing Palestinians to death
“When it announced his death, Israeli Prison Service claimed Arafat – who leaves a pregnant widow and two children – died from cardiac arrest. However, the subsequent autopsy found no blood clot in his heart. In fact, the autopsy concluded that Arafat, who turned 30 this year, was in fine cardiovascular health.
What the final autopsy did find, however, was that Jaradat had been pummelled by repeated blows to his chest and body and had sustained a total of six broken bones in his spine, arms and legs; his lips lacerated; his face badly bruised.”
Most people would call this torture and murder, but if you are israeli and the victim is palestinian, then this qualifies as a ‘cardiac arrest’.
A brother’s poem for his 17 year old brother martyred by Indian Police,
Ab pukarein kise, bata Fida…?
My neigbour, a PSA detainee
An account of repression and torture by Indian security forces. Thousands of Kashmiris have been detained under the PSA(Public Safety Act) law, a law which has been termed by Amnesty International as the “Lawless Law”. Thousands of Kashmiris including children as young as fifteen ‘disappeared’ into the custody of indian security forces where they have been and are being tortured mercilessly.
Wave the Flags, Salute the troops, Celebrate the murderers & torturers. USA! USA!
Indian bomb probes wrongly target Muslims: judge
A recently retired judge from the Indian Supreme Court has launched a blistering attack on the country’s police, accusing them of falsely implicating local Muslims in bomb attacks.
Markandey Katju, who retired from the top court last month, said Indian police were poorly trained in forensic investigations which meant they were unable to crack terror attack cases.
Training and equipment to conduct scientific investigations “is absent in India so it is done by suspicion. Some bomb blast takes place, they catch hold of the local Muslims and young people and implicate them,” he added.
In the most recent miscarriage of justice highlighted in the Indian media, Imran Kirmani, a Kashmiri Muslim, was released after four and half years in jail after being falsely accused of plotting a major terror strike in 2006.
Abuse ‘widespread’ in Kashmir jails
Leaked cable suggests US diplomats were briefed by the Red Cross of continued torture in Indian-administered Kashmir.
Torture has been routinely used in prisons in Indian-administered Kashmir, a US cable released by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks has suggested.
The memo, titled “ICRC frustrated with the Indian government”
Techniques included electric shock treatment, sexual and water torture and nearly 300 cases of “roller” abuse in which a round metal object is placed on the thighs of a sitting detainee and then sat on by guards to crush the muscles, according to the cable.
The memo added that since torture and ill-treatment continues unbated, “the ICRC is forced to conclude that the Government of India (GOI) condones torture”.
The memo added that the ICRC reported that ill-treatment and torture “is regular and widespread” and “always takes place in the presence of officers” and that the ICRC “has raised these issues with the government of India for more than 10 years”.
Masood Janjua was 44 when he was “disappeared” on 30 July 2005. He ran an IT college and a travel agency, the father of two boys – Mohamed and Ali, and a girl, Aisha. He just never came home. Nobody saw what happened. Amina, who was 40 at the time, glows when she speaks of him. “We were so extremely close, so happy, our world was so heavenly – we were always visiting friends, having parties at home. He was so caring and kind to our children, so affectionate. That he should be taken from me! I think it was a very big mistake that they did. But when they do it – like this – they never say they were wrong.”
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Robert Fisk: Into the terrifying world of Pakistan’s ‘disappeared’