Tuesday, February 2, 2010

“Since our arrest the USA, FBI and Pakistani police have tortured us. They are trying to set us up. We are innocent."


SARGODHA: Five young American men detained in Pakistan for alleged links to extremist groups swore their innocence Tuesday, saying they were being “set up” and tortured in jail.

As they arrived in a police van at the high-security court in the eastern city of Sargodha, one of the suspects tossed a scrap of toilet paper scrawled with writing from the window of the vehicle, an AFP reporter said.

“Since our arrest the USA, FBI and Pakistani police have tortured us. They are trying to set us up. We are innocent. They are trying to keep us from the public, media, our families and our lawyers. Help us,” it read.

The piece of paper was signed by “Waqar, Ahmed, Ramy, Umar, Aman” — the names of the five US citizens. Shouts of “We have been tortured” were also heard from the van. Full Article.

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