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Reader comment on item: [The Abu Ali Case and] Balancing Liberties, Security

Submitted by The Truth (United States), Mar 7, 2008 at 14:25

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If Ahmed wasn't tortured, why wouldn't the government or the court agree to allow an independent psychologist examine the so-called videotaped "confession" for signs of torture. Why did an expert in torture testify that he has post-traumatic stress disorder and marks of torture on his body?

The fact is that the government wanted revenge after his family sued them for holding him indefinitely in Saudi custody, where he was tortured. Everyone knows that Saudis use torture in their prisons, and even the State Department acknowledges this fact. If he was a white-boy who was held and tortured in Saudi, there would have been an outcry in the US government, but because he is Arab and Muslim, not one cares about what happens to him.

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