Uzbek Dictator Shifts From Boiling People to Freezing Them
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.