One ‘Recidivist’ Ex-GTMO Detainee Tortured Into Confessing He ‘Returned’ To Terrorism

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Thursday, May 21, 2009 at 3:19 pm

So claims Human Rights Watch in a press release.

The former detainee, Rasul Kudaev, has been held for more than three years in pretrial detention in Nalchik, a city in southern Russia, where he is accused of participating in an October 2005 armed uprising against the local government. Human Rights Watch’s investigations into Kudaev’s case found that he was severely beaten soon after his arrest to confess to crimes.

“If the Pentagon relied on forced confessions for the evidence to prove recidivism, then its conclusions are pretty questionable,” said Carroll Bogert, associate director of Human Rights Watch. “Terrorism is a label that is widely abused by many of the governments who have taken back their citizens from Guantanamo.”

For more on the circumstances behind Kudaev’s treatment in Russia, see this. Something to consider when the Pentagon’s Guantanamo Bay “recidivism” document gets released, as it ought to be.

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Larry
Comment posted May 24, 2009 @ 9:27 am

I wonder if any of the so called “Human Rights Advocates” have ever served in our military? I wonder if any of them would pledge to defend this country? I wonder if any of them would be comfortable having some of the folks they advocate for, living as their next door neighbors?

I just Wonder about these advoctaes. Frankly, I do not believe they are ALWAYS CORRECT!


Larry
Comment posted May 24, 2009 @ 4:27 pm

I wonder if any of the so called “Human Rights Advocates” have ever served in our military? I wonder if any of them would pledge to defend this country? I wonder if any of them would be comfortable having some of the folks they advocate for, living as their next door neighbors?

I just Wonder about these advoctaes. Frankly, I do not believe they are ALWAYS CORRECT!


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