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Thursday, May 02, 2002

Incident: Almaki arrested in Damascus, tortured in Syria

This month Abdullah Almalki is arrested in Damascus and subsequently detained at the "Palestine Branch", the same facility where another Canadian, Maher Arar, will be sent in five month's time.

In one year's time, Almalki will meet Arar in detention, who will describe him as being emaciated and weak from torture. In two year's time, Almalki will be acquitted (28 July 2004). He will be released quietly, and will refuse to talk to journalists until after a recovery. He will be reported to have sustained a broken foot, a damaged hip, and psychological trauma from exceedingly long periods of solitary confinement.

Almalki before his detention.

Wednesday, May 01, 2002

Incident: Hussain Adbulkadr Youssouf Mustafa arrested in Pakistan

This month, Hussain Adbulkadr Youssouf Mustafa will claim in a sworn affidavit that he was arrested in Pakistan, and subsequently taken to Bagram in Afghanistan. He will be kept for 2 years. While there he claims he was sodomised against his will with a stick. Further details will be published in a book in three year's from now.

(The article is a reprint on Free Republic. Those with the stomach for Freeper humour may be interested to read the comments of the poster and others for insight into Republican opinion on these matters in as late as 2005).