Sunday, July 25, 2004

New Allegation of Detainee Abuse

Just wanted to make sure this story got some play. Don't count on it reaching the front page of the New York Times or Washington Post, though, as it concerns an American citizen detained in Egypt.
A California man who was detained in Egypt for nearly a week says he was beaten and questioned before authorities released him without explanation.

Abdul Ghafoor Mahboob, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Culver City, said he was repeatedly beaten with a stick on his thighs and punched in the stomach and head.

"Without my prayers, I would have gone crazy," Mahboob told the Los Angeles Times in a phone interview from London on Friday.
Won't get much play without photos of Abdul on a leash, I'm betting.


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