In Canada. A well-known rogue state if there ever was one.
Now get this: they’re claiming they were tortured in part for being…ticklish.
From the Al-Qaeda playbook:
1. At the beginning of the trial, once more the brothers must insist on proving that torture was inflicted on them by State Security [investigators ]before the judge.
2. Complain [to the court] of mistreatment while in prison.
3. Make arrangements for the brother “s defense with the attorney, whether he was retained by the brother “s family or court-appointed.
4. The brother has to do his best to know the names of the state security officers, who participated in his torture and mention their names to the judge.[These names may be obtained from brothers who had to deal with those officers in previous cases.]…
6. During the trial, the court has to be notified of any mistreatment of the brothers inside the prison.
The terror case has taken another bizarre twist in a Brampton courthouse.
Lawyers for some of those accused emerged from the halls of justice on Monday morning claiming the Crown has asked for a publication ban on all events going on inside, so they can hide what’s really happening behind the scenes – including what they refer to as the “torture” of some of the suspects.
Lawyer David Kolinsky represents 20-year-old Mississauga resident Zakaria Amara.
“He is being held in a concrete room, approximately 11 feet by 6 feet. A concrete door. There is no window in the room. There is a small slit that is opened when meals are placed in his room. The light is on 24 hours a day and actually as early as 30 years ago, the federal court trial division of Canada had noted and had accepted expert testimony that this type of treatment is known to cause depression and suicide and has held that this type of treatment is, in fact, cruel and unusual punishment, contrary to the Bill of Rights.”
But he insists the treatment has gone farther than that – including beatings by a guard.
“My client when he was being searched by a guard, was pinned into the ground. He had the guard’s finger drilled into his cheek and the guard flicked him quite hard in the eye .
“He told me on Friday, his thumbs are still numb from plastic restraints placed on his wrists at the time and he has not received proper medical attention in that respect…
“My client advised that as he was being searched, he was touched on the ribs and he is ticklish, and he giggled a bit and the guard held him on the ground and drilled his fingers in the cheek and said, ‘is this funny?'”