Remember the last time we had a video of Pakistani army torturing an old man by dragging him through the streets? The torture saga as it turns out – continues. In this video, the Pakistani army is seen beating a prisoner who is accused of having ties with Taliban. The interrogation consists of someone who appears to be an army officer speaking to the prisoner and later giving a sign to the lower rank soldiers to unleash vicious beating. The prisoner takes kicks with military boots into kidneys and gets whipped with some kind of bendy stuff (a drive belt, maybe?). The punk who delivers the whipping seems to take great pleasure in beating someone twice his age.
Despite vicious looking whipping, I don’t think they really wanted to beat the shit out of this prisoner. He was definitely luckier than the guy who got dragged in the video before. The kicks were not all that serious and the whip they used may not have been all that hard either. Brutal never the less.
The prisoner is of Pashtun ethnicity – which is a group of ethnic Afghans living in northwestern Pakistan. The video starts with a caption claiming that “this is how Pakistani army interrogates innocent Pashtuns – without a court or a trial“. The part which claims that the Pakis torture prisoners without a court or a trial is true, but we really don’t know whether this man was innocent or not. Systematic torture has the power to make the man say what the tormentors want to hear. If they want to hear him confess to something, they will make him, if they want him to accuse somebody else, they will. Torture a man badly enough and you’ll have him say what you want to hear. The video is below: