Former UK Ambassador: CIA Sent People to be ‘Raped With Broken Bottles’

By Daniel Tencer at RawStory:

The CIA relied on intelligence based on torture in prisons in Uzbekistan, a place where widespread torture practices include raping suspects with broken bottles and boiling them alive, says a former British ambassador to the central Asian country.

Craig Murray, the rector of the University of Dundee in Scotland and until 2004 the UK’s ambassador to Uzbekistan, said the CIA not only relied on confessions gleaned through extreme torture, it sent terror war suspects to Uzbekistan as part of its extraordinary rendition program.

“I’m talking of people being raped with broken bottles,” he said at a lecture late last month that was re-broadcast by the Real News Network. “I’m talking of people having their children tortured in front of them until they sign a confession. I’m talking of people being boiled alive. And the intelligence from these torture sessions was being received by the CIA, and was being passed on.”

Human rights groups have long been raising the alarm about the legal system in Uzbekistan. In 2007, Human Rights Watch declared that torture is “endemic” to the country’s justice system…

11 Comments on "Former UK Ambassador: CIA Sent People to be ‘Raped With Broken Bottles’"

  1. God Is Not Mocked

  2. God Is Not Mocked

  3. Well, if you can think of a better way to get witches to confess, I would like to hear it!

    You are not thinking fast enough, ready the broken rape bottles.

  4. tonyviner | Nov 5, 2009 at 11:45 pm |

    Now THAT is fuckin' metal!

  5. voice of reason | Nov 8, 2009 at 1:31 am |

    and the problem with torturing these scum bags is????????

    • They will do the same to our men and women. Not that they wouldn't do it anyway, If we didn't.
      There is no more Geneva Conventions

    • The first problem is that they are torturing some of these people's children…this I should not need to explain further. Second, which of us can say that if we were being threatened with being raped with a broken bottle, or boiled alive, or watching our children scream in pain at the hands of butchers we wouldn't just tell them what they wanted to hear, or make something up? I have never been there, so I can't honestly say. How do we know these confessions are valid? Third, I don't believe torture is moral; therefore, I don't want my country torturing people on my behalf, or allowing other countries to torture people on my behalf, even if it means I'll die from the lack of information. This is called principle; some people have it, and apparently others do not. I wonder, what is your justification for torturing children, voice of reason?

      • Georgefuckingwashington | Nov 8, 2009 at 7:08 pm |

        Lets make this interesting and say that I am volunteering your mother's, wives and daughters for serial rape and humiliation to be shortly followed up by a bullet to the backs of their heads by a perfect stranger who doesn't know you, has never seen you before, doesn't speak your language, and yet somehow has still managed to learn to hate you and feels that you owe him “the truth”.

        Better yet, lets find someone who feels completely justified in righting whatever wrong he imagines that you have done to him by indulging his sick compulsion to rape little girls, (and little guys) as a part of his main agenda which is to make you suffer for a horrendous act of terrorism which his family endured, and which all of the evidence indicates he himself was the perpetrator of. That's right! he blows up members of his own family (or his fellow citizens, you be the judge), and wants to rape all of the girls (secretly the boys too!) in your family and and then hurt you to get at the “truth” of what “happened” to his people rather than face what abominable inhuman monsters he and the surviving members of his family (most of whom on some level either suspect or secretly know that he killed his own family but are playing along so as to not make waves) have become.

        The reason the CIA never gets the truth from torturing Afghans and Iraqis is that the questions that they asking these people is based on a lie, and since lies can only produce more lies, any answer that they could possible give will be a lie too. Rather than face the fact that your own government attacked and murdered its own citizens, and then attacked and murdered innocent citizens of three other countries to cover up their crime you have all allowed yourselves to become terrorists and monsters who delight in and justify the rape and murder of others. I say that not only is the war on terror an illusion,
        America is too now.

    • gobsmacked | Nov 8, 2009 at 6:31 pm |

      As the article said, these people were “suspects”, not “convicts” or “murderers” – so how do you know they were “scum bags”?

    • Great_Ape | Nov 10, 2009 at 3:35 pm |

      And you wonder why some people have a less-than-favourable opinion about your Great Nation?

      You, sir, are a deluded individual.

    • Great_Ape | Nov 10, 2009 at 3:36 pm |

      And you wonder why some people have a less-than-favourable view of your Great Nation?

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