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    WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    US officials had evidence of widespread torture by Indian police and security forces and were secretly briefed by Red Cross staff about the systematic abuse of detainees in Kashmir, according to leaked diplomatic cables released tonight.

    The dispatches, obtained by website WikiLeaks, reveal that US diplomats in Delhi were briefed in 2005 by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) about the use of electrocution, beatings, sexual humiliation against hundreds of detainees.

    Other cables show that as recently as 2007 American diplomats were concerned about widespread human rights abuses by Indian security forces, who they said relied on torture for confessions.
    Source: The Guardian

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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    "Other cables show that as recently as 2007 American diplomats were concerned about widespread human rights abuses by Indian security forces, who they said relied on torture for confessions."

    Ok so its good that they were concerned but why are they not concerned about all the people that we torture?
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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    Quote Originally Posted by Resist the gov. View Post
    "Other cables show that as recently as 2007 American diplomats were concerned about widespread human rights abuses by Indian security forces, who they said relied on torture for confessions."

    Ok so its good that they were concerned but why are they not concerned about all the people that we torture?
    I think it's because they're 'diplomats' they don't usually deal with domestic issues just the interests of their own countries.
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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    This isn't America's business. If you're looking for victims look to Detroit, and a host of locations in America. Americans should mind their own business.

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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    Quote Originally Posted by Resist the gov. View Post
    "Other cables show that as recently as 2007 American diplomats were concerned about widespread human rights abuses by Indian security forces, who they said relied on torture for confessions."

    Ok so its good that they were concerned but why are they not concerned about all the people that we torture?
    Note the "widespread". I haven't heard claims of widespread torture done by Americans, but I have heard claims of some torture - however, I have not heard anything about torture in India, until now.

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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Note the "widespread". I haven't heard claims of widespread torture done by Americans, but I have heard claims of some torture - however, I have not heard anything about torture in India, until now.
    Yeah, it isn't quite the cause célèbre that torture in China is for Western media.
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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Yeah, it isn't quite the cause célèbre that torture in China is for Western media.
    There is no torture in China.

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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    I'm honestly more concerned with the US using torture than other countries. We have a provision against it in our constitution. And how do we expect other countries to stop the practice if we do not act as a role model? We need to put our money where our mouth is, and take the first step to ridding the world of torture.
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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I'm honestly more concerned with the US using torture than other countries. We have a provision against it in our constitution. And how do we expect other countries to stop the practice if we do not act as a role model? We need to put our money where our mouth is, and take the first step to ridding the world of torture.
    What do you think of Obama's reactivation of the policy of extraordinary rendition?

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    Re: WikiLeaks cables: India accused of systematic use of torture in Kashmir

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    There is no torture in China.
    Just like there are no leftists.


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