Uzbek Dictator Shifts From Boiling People to Freezing Them

John Glaser, November 04, 2011

The psycho dictator of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, became notorious for boiling his detainees alive after torturing them brutally. Well, no it seems he’s gone in the other direction. And just in time, too, for the Obama administration to fully embrace them with aid and weapons.

Abdurakhmon Tashanov of the Tashkent-based Ezgulik (Goodness) human rights center told Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty recently that his organization has “information about the existence of special torture cells that are extremely cold and in which the guards and interrogators put cold water on the floors to increase the suffering of the inmates.”

And it gets much worse than that. Read the whole piece for details on what kind of torture prisoners in Uzbekistan have to endure under America’s new favorite authoritarian.

Read my previous posts about Obama’s support for Uzbekistan here and here. Justin Raimondo also had a recent piece on the issue.




10 Responses to “Uzbek Dictator Shifts From Boiling People to Freezing Them”

  1. Even the ones you might think would be doing well, like employees of the General Motors plant in Tashkent, have to content with daily life in a brutal puppet state. Govt showed up one day, rounded everybody up and said, "Go pick cotton". Then proceeded to make them do just that. Could you imagine the hilarity that would ensue if Obama were to order the same here?

  2. Freezing is a good idea. Bloomberg should take the hint and when the temperature drops below freezing, wet down the OWS protestors with high pressure fire hoses.

  3. Read the whole piece for details on what kind of torture prisoners in Uzbekistan have to endure under America’s new favorite authoritarian.

    Uzbekistan is just another Amerikan Polizeistaat test bed for torture and mayhem – coming soon to a neighborhood near you.

  4. So andrewp111, you're a good libertarian believer in limited government, aren't you? Do you think that Bloomberg should unleash attack dogs on them, too? Who knew that Bull Conner would go down in history as the exemplary role model of American libertarianism?

  5. Libertarian? Click on his username. He is either a dispensationalist christian or a troll. I'm leaning towards the latter.

  6. sweet sweet amerikkkka.

    Yuck.

  7. big money goes around the world

  8. the usa true face

  9. Yet another sign of American blindness. The Arab spring will go to central Asia, and another example of how power hungry evil cynic Hillary Clinton will be exposed. She should be getting used to it, after all Wikileaks pulled her pants down in front of the entire world.

  10. Leave Hillary alone. She has endured enough recovering from that concussion.