Americans allege Pakistan torture

Five men detained in Pakistan on suspicion of "terrorism" say they were tortured.

    Five American Muslims detained in Pakistan since December on suspicion of "terrorist" activity are now claiming that they have been tortured by the US FBI and Pakistani police.

    The men have been accused of plotting attacks against Pakistani targets and of collaborating with al-Qaeda to fight US forces.

    Video footage caught them yelling for "help" and saying "we've been tortured" from a prison van as they were on their way to appear in court on Tuesday.

    The detainees also managed to secretly smuggle out a note appealing for help.

    Richard Snelsire, a spokesperson of the US embassy in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, later rejected the allegations as "baseless and utterly untrue".

    Al Jazeera's Owen Fay reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    World Cup 2018 quiz: How big a football fan are you?

    Answer as many correct questions in 90 seconds to win the World Cup with your favourite team.

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    The shocking story of Israel's disappeared babies

    New information has come to light about thousands of mostly Yemeni children believed to have been abducted in the 1950s.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.