Tuesday, July 29, 2003

US provides major funding for torture: "Despite an abysmal human rights record and corrupt government, [Uzbekistan] received $500 million in US funding last year - $79 million specifically earmarked for 'torture as a routine investigative technique.' Its proximity to Afghanistan and expanding US military presence guarantee ever more funding to back the savage Uzbek government, step up repression and no doubt create the kind of Islamic fundamentalism the US should be fighting in the first place."

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