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Russian Taliban defy America

June 29 2005

As we reported earlier, a Russian citizen Airat Vakhitov, contained in the American military base in Guantanamo Bay , filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government. He argues that the prison routinely subjected to torture, and American intelligence officials have repeatedly desecrated the Koran in front of inmates.

"Before our eyes, threw the Koran in the toilet. Such things happen regularly as a provocation to trigger protests among those arrested, "- says Vakhitov.

According to the Russians, such actions jailers cause mass riots and unrest, according to NTV. In 2003, about 300 prisoners on hunger strike.

The prisoners were kept in cages of about two square meters. You can go for a walk 2 times a week.

In addition to monetary compensation Airat Vakhitov intends to seek a court recognition of his innocence. The matter will be considered a civil court the United States.

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