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American Muslim Says U.S. Government Involved In His Torture

The AP reports that a Muslim American seeking asylum in Sweden said during a news conference in Stockholm today that he was detained in the UAE at the U.S. government’s request and was subsequently tortured in custody. Yonas Fikre, a 33-year-old naturalized citizen from Eritrea said UAE authorities detained him in June 2011 and was interrogated about activities in a mosque in Portland, OR, the same mosque that a man charged in a plot to detonate a bomb in Portland attended.

Update:

Mother Jones reported the story yesterday and has more on the case.

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