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October 3, 2009

Video on Human Rights Abuses by Pakistan Army leads to Censorship

_46479867_kick226For the past few days a specific gut wrenching video has been making its way around the Pakistani web-sphere which shows a Pakistani Army Major conducting an interrogation of two people suspected of harboring Talibans. During the Question and Answer session the Major steps back and orders his crew to ruthlessly beat the person punching, kicking and whipping the suspects, who scream in pain and writhe on the ground. The 10-minute video is at best deliberately being shot (but is seemingly concealed away from the spectators) to record the entire interrogation, that goes to suggest that such treatment is a norm within the Army and should not be treated as a one off random affair. [BBC Link]

Sadly this inhumane treatment dealt out by this officer of the Pakistan Army makes me also want to fight back against these ruthless uniformed personnel. Such actions I consider as blatant human rights violation and the Army must be held accountable for such treatment, and not treat this as a one-off incident reports that the Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said ‘the army was investigating the alleged abuse’, but declined further comment Friday. Pakistan’s poorly trained and underfunded security forces have long been accused of human rights abuses.

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The video follows after the jump

4 Comment(s)

  1. modeltownblog | Oct 4, 2009 | Reply

    Assalam Alaykum

    can you please help

    i can not see my website,

    but can see it via a proxy

    is my blog blocked ?

  2. Aamir Mughal | Nov 6, 2009 | Reply

    Dear Moderators

    Mr. Hamid Mir and Mr. Ansar Abbasi in their last night program of Capital Talk [5 Nov 2009 – GEO TV] have declared that your blog is being run from President House by Asif Ali Zardari. They also said that PPP AND YOUR BLOG have been creating DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ARMY AND MEDIA. LAUNCH THAT PROGRAM ON YOUR BLOG SO TO DISCUSS THIS ALLEGATION.

    Nazir Naji and Ansar Abbasi were literally fighting and exchanging allegation of corruption against each other. They also say that PPP through this blog has specifically targetted Shaheen Sehbai, Ansar Abbasi and Dr Shahid Abbasi and creating differences between Army and Journalists mentioned above. Ansar Abbasi declared that this blog is being run by CIA and Mossad.

    Note: They forgot to mention one thing that Shaheen Sehbai used to run Anti State Anti Army Website from USA from 2002 to 2005/06.

  3. Aamir Mughal | Nov 7, 2009 | Reply

    November 6th, 2009


  4. Mehwish Khan | Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    thnxs 🙂 its really nice…. 🙂 thnxs again

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