Sunday, December 20, 2009

Prisoners beaten to death

The U.S. government will be deeply embarrassed by new revelations of further abuses at Abu Ghraib prison where three prisoners are confirmed to have died after "a series of beatings". It is also alleged that a number of prisoners, both male and female, were raped by interrogators. These allegations were denied. The government did acknowledge that some 30 were killed as they were being apprehended and that several hundred remain behind bars. Five of those detained have been sentenced to death for engaging in "anti-government activities." This is yet more proof that white imperialist American aggressors regard conquered dark-skinned people as something less than human.

The deaths and rapes above actually occured in Iran's Kahrizak detention centre. The victims had been arrested following protests related to the suspect re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Iranian government now admits that its earlier claim that the protesters died of meningitis was incorrect, that is, a whopping great lie. Unfortunately, there are as of yet no photos of the abuses for the entire Muslim world to get worked up about. But even without photos these revelations are certain to provoke outrage: Muslims beating Muslims to death is so un-Islamic.

In happier news, a polygamy club in Indonesia is having no trouble recruiting new members.


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