Indeed they are.
This reminded your Blogger of the horrific story he read in the papers yesterday.
It concerns a man named Saud Memon, who was brought to the Supreme Court on Friday carried on a stretcher during a hearing of the Missing Persons Case.
According to the Nation:
“Saud Memon [was] arrested on March 7, 2003
"[He} is a cloth merchant from Karachi and had gone to South Africa on a business trip when he was arrested."
“[He] was sent to Guantanamo Bay and was handed over to Pakistani agencies in 2006"
“[He] was released by the Intelligence Agencies on April 28, 2007”
"On April 28, he was found dumped at a place near his house in Karachi."
“[He] is in a critical condition and due to harsh treatment meted out to him, has lost his memory and weight. Now he weighs only 18 kgs. He has shrunk into a skeleton and can neither walk nor hold his head."
“It was confirmed by three other people released from ISI’s detention that Saud Memon was also with them in ISI custody.”
One would imagine that the horrendous sufferings of this poor man are over, but no. As Dawn tells us:
‘This skeleton of a man has a reward of Rs3 million on his head in the Red Book of our Interior Ministry’, advocate Shaukat Akhtar Siddiqui told the court, pointing to the emaciated body of Saud Memon brought on a stretcher.
Okay, this man might have been a suspected religious extremist but so far no court seems to have been provided with the evidence of his crimes.
More importantly, no one has the right on God's earth to treat an individual as a human piece of garbage.
Missing Persons Case
Supreme Court of Pakistan