Sunday, July 22, 2007
A Kinder Gentler Torture State
Keeping with NPR's insistence that Saudi Arabia is run by "moderates" we get to hear about its great new rehabilitation program for "anti-terrorism" detainees. According to NPR and Saudi officials the program has "has prevented some young men from returning to al-Qaeda or other radical groups" and creates a "a relaxed, nonthreatening atmosphere" for detainees. If you know about the nightmare of Saudi detention and the institutional abuses of the Saudi government, then this report is nothing short of a mockery of human rights. Disgraceful.