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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 06:00 PM
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U.S. Says Mexico Tortured American Suspect
Source: Wall Street Journal

DECEMBER 6, 2011, 6:15 P.M. ET.
U.S. Says Mexico Tortured American Suspect
By NICHOLAS CASEY

The U.S. Justice Department has determined that an American convicted in Mexico of drug trafficking was tortured by authorities while in Mexican custody, a move that immediately freed him from prison and added troubling official allegations of abuse in Mexico's drug war.

The Department's Parole Commission, an agency that sets release dates for Americans convicted of crimes abroad and transferred home, said that Shohn Huckabee, 24, was "tortured in foreign custody" after Mexican soldiers said they discovered marijuana in his car. Mr. Huckabee denies the charges.

The parole board reduced the five-year sentence given to him by a Mexican judge, and released him with "time served," or 26 months, under a treaty signed between the two countries. The commission didn't comment on the marijuana charges. A copy of the ruling was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

"I'm definitely happy to be back with my family but the two years lost were very hard, both for me and for our family, and there's no recouping the time," said Mr. Huckabee on Tuesday by telephone from his home near El Paso, Texas.



Read more: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204903804...
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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 06:20 PM
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1. how can the USA Condemn torture while WE reserve the right/wrong to do it ourselves?
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:32 PM
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5. That's the first thing that crossed my mind.
We calling the kettle black.
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castnet55 Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 06:35 PM
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2. Mexico
Perhaps a few of the states should file claims or suits against mexico for the civil rights violations. Kinda even the score for their law suits
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 07:37 PM
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3. USA and our presidents taught the world it was ok to torture and molest
Molesting and sexual assault of people flying and torture for whomever they want - murder and mayhem around the world
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99th_Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:02 PM
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4. So how soon are we going to INVADE Mexico, to address this grave injustice to an American Citizen??
Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 08:02 PM by 99th_Monkey
Oh wait, I almost forgot, the USA tortures people all the time. Never mind..
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