Rights group accuses US of allowing torture of detained citizens in Pakistan

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch [advocacy website] accused the US [HRW press release] Tuesday of allowing two US citizens of Pakistani descent to be tortured and abused while being held in Pakistan as suspected al Qaeda members. Brothers Kashan and Zain Afzal were detained in Pakistan for eight months, during which they both claim they were tortured and questioned by FBI agents who did nothing to cease the men's abuse, but rather threatened to send the men to Guantanamo Bay unless they confessed to their terrorism ties. Human Rights Watch had previously called on the US government [press release] to provide information about their involvement in the disappearance of the two brothers from their Karachi home in August. Reuters has more.



 

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