Earlier this week, I broke the story of Yonas Fikre, a 33-year-old Muslim American from Oregon who claims that he was detained and tortured in the United Arab Emirates on behalf of the US government. Fikre is now in Sweden, where he and his lawyers were scheduled to hold a press conference on Wednesday morning. On Wednesday, Portland's Willamette Week and Oregonian published stories on Fikre's ordeal.
Sweden has declined to grant asylum to an American who fears his own country will have him tortured—again. In June 2011, Yonas Fikre, a Muslim American from Portland, Oregon, was visiting the United Arab Emirates when he was suddenl... Read Post
An American Muslim claims that he was detained for three months, arrested, beaten and tortured at the request of the FBI while he was on a business trip to the United Arab Emirates. Naturalised U.S citizen, 33-year-old Yonas Fikre c... Read Post