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Political timidity

Sep 27, 2004 03:42 PM
by kpauljohnson

--- In, "prmoliveira" <prmoliveira@y...> wrote:

> Not necessarily. See the 'On the Watch-Tower' notes for "The 
> Theosophist", July 2004:
I did, and agree wholeheartedly with Mrs. Burnier's condemnation of
the US media for its scandalous behavior in this instance. However,
she does not acknowledge that, as a recent Washington Post article by
an Indian writer reports:

"India has the highest number of cases of police torture and custodial
deaths among the world's democracies and the weakest law against
torture," said Ravi Nair, who heads the South Asia Human Rights
Documentation Center. "The police often operate in a climate of
impunity, where torture is seen as routine police behavior to extract
confessions from small pickpockets to political suspects."

It would take more political courage for an Indian to criticize
torture in India than in Iraq.


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