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.
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
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