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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:20 PM
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Pakistan accused of disappearing terrorism suspects
Pakistan accused of disappearing terrorism suspects

By Saeed Shah | McClatchy Newspapers


ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan's intelligence agencies and police have disappeared hundreds of Pakistanis, including children as young as 9, as part of the U.S.-led war on terrorism, Amnesty International charged Wednesday.

The missing Pakistanis frequently were tortured and have been moved among secret detention centers regularly so that they become impossible to trace, the human rights group said.

Amnesty said that allied countries, primarily the United States, had "benefited from this activity," which began under the regime of President Pervez Musharraf. Some citizens were handed over to foreign intelligence agents for questioning in Pakistan or abroad, it said.

The human rights group was highly critical of Pakistan's newly elected government for not taking firm steps to recover the apparent terrorism suspects, some of whom have been missing for up to seven years and never been charged.

Amnesty didn't give a number of those missing but backed the claims of relatives groups' that at least 563 people remain unaccounted for.

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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/251/story/45160.html
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:41 PM
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1. children?!
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:43 PM
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2. Glorious war on freedom, isn't it?
Why aren't we blocking funding for this BS again? Oh, yes. I seem to recall Madame Pelosi saying something about how we had more important things to do- like fund more of this crap.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:44 PM
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3. 'as part of the U.S.-led war on terrorism' - who are the terrorists?
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