The following paragraph caught my eye yesterday while reading this Washington post article:
Salah Ali and Muhammad Bashmilah, who were living in Indonesia, were arrested in August and October 2003, respectively; Ali in Jakarta and Bashmilah in Amman, Jordan. They were taken to a Jordanian prison and tortured — badly beaten and chained in uncomfortable positions — by Jordanian authorities before being transferred to U.S. custody, according to Amnesty International. Both men had traveled to Afghanistan in 2000 to learn about jihad, but neither man fought against the United States, according to FitzGerald.
Source: [Washington Post]
A number of Jordanian bloggers — here, here, and here — have discussed the issue of Jordan’s alleged involvement in interogating and torturing terror suspects. I have to admit, this issue has been tormenting me for a while. As much as I loathe the evil doings of the bloodsucking terrorists, I believe the Geneva Conventions, which ban torture, should be upheld. It is a tough situation, I know, as many might argue that these particular suspects are not really prisoners of war. I have the same dilemma as Jameed but I’m leaning towards banning the use of torture all together.