Pakistan: Army Human Rights Video being censored

A certain video showing images of Pakistan Army's military brutality during its offensive in Swat has surfaced across the web.

Pakistan Army ksoldiers icking suspect BBC: The video shows of an officer in Pakistani army battle uniform interrogating several suspects, some of whom are quite elderly and are presumably relatives of men being sought.

When the officer does not receive satisfactory answers, he motions his soldiers to rush in and beat him with belts, fists and small whips. In the process the suspects are savagely kicked all over the body by soldiers wearing heavy army boots. The suspect is heard screaming and imploring the soldiers to stop in the name of Allah, repeatedly saying he has told them all he knows. At two specfic occasions the commanding officers restrains the soldiers adminsitrating the beating.

After an initial round of punishment, the officer tells a suspect that this is “soft treatment”. Unless the suspect tells all, the officer says he will have to administer “hard punishment”. “You don't want me to cut off your hands and feet,” the officer says.

On a question to the Army spokesman Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas said the army was investigating the alleged abuse, but declined further comment.

The video was hosted by PkPolitics.com in a blog post titled Human Rights Abuses by Pak Army which triggerd the Government of Pakistan to block the specific URL across various ISP's in Pakistan, to show “This Site is Restricted” the Herdict Web portal is being effcitively used to monitor the trend across Pakistan with confirmed reports from inaccessiblity from quite a number of ISP's though there are some ISP's that are not blocking the specific URL

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