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READ: Letter to Justice Department About Alleged Proxy Detainee Yonas Fikre

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.
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American Muslim Says U.S. Government Involved In His Torture

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (2 years ago)

The AP reports that a Muslim American seeking asylum in Sweden said during a news conference in Stockholm today that he was detained in the UAE at the U.S. government’s request and was subsequently tortured in custody. Yonas Fikre, ... Read Post

Yonas Fikre a U.S. Muslim was detained and 'tortured at FBI's request' in UAE

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

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

US Charges Yonas Fikre, American Who Claimed Torture, With Conspiracy

US Politics / Liberal : Political Mojo (2 years ago)

Last month, Mother Jones broke the story of Yonas Fikre. An American Muslim now living in Sweden, Fikre claims he was tortured in the United Arab Emirates at the US government's request after refusing to become an informant for the ... Read Post


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