Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesperson for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Taliban Jamaat ul Ahrar (TTP JA) took to social media once again to highlight the alleged abuse and “torturous experiences” of prisoners at Ghalnai prison, Mohmand Agency, Pakistan. See following statement….
The fire still burns!!
“Gull Amin (Rahima hu Allaah), a seventy year old man Martyred, a man who wasn’t associated with Taliban in any way, his only mistake was, that he was a resident of an area under the supervision of Taliban named Sheikhan Baezai (Mohmand Agency), he was running his own business in karachi, when one night, he and his three sons were arrested by Rangers and they were kept at one of the most infamous prisons in Mohmand Agency known as Ghalnai Jail.
Not many are aware of the torturous experiences of inmates from Ghalnai Prison. There are no medical facilities or medical staff for the care of prisoners, which is a basic human right. The inmates feed once in 24 hours on a single meatloaf, an year earlier the inmates were given 2 meatloafs per person which was not sufficient for their dietary needs, so they held a strike for increment in food, the commandant took notice, insured the prisoners to bring change and ended the strike only to reduce the amount of food provided to prisoners even more and to this day they are given a single meatloaf per person.
On the day of 18th December, like many before him, Gull Amin (Rahima hu Allaah)passed away suffering from rigorous illnesses and hunger.
Innallaaha Wainna Illayehe Rajioun.
His sons are still held in captivity and are waiting for the hunger to take over and end their misery.
Hasbuna Allah Wanemal Wakeel.This is not something new for the pakistani army, government and intelligence agencies and neither are we impressed by such things Inshaallaah, but the message we have for our enemies is, that revolutions are only the result of atrocities, right now the innocent masses are weak, right now the innocent people of Balochistan and FATA are not aware of the realities behind the incident of Bangladesh and only think that it was an event that happened, right now there is no one to here these prisoners accept Allah, right now the So called Human activists do not consider these innocents as Humans, right now the youngsters of Balochistan and tribal areas are under the influence of media, right now we are not united, right now we do not consider these acts against us as atrocities, right now the youngsters of this Muslim Ummah are sleeping, right now we are not conscious of the sacrifices of these innocents are dying of hunger in the prison cells, who are martyred with drill machines, who are fed broken glass as food and made to be sick, who are being kept with their hands tied at their backs for six months. This is a call to the Tormentor army and the Intruder intelligence agencies!!!
Right now the innocent captive’s Allah is watching you. Right now your barbarism is poking holes into the hearts of the Innocent Momineen. Right now the fire is burning, There will come a day when this fire will create a blast and a Revolution will come, and then, Each and everyone will have to pay for their actions… INSHAALLAH!!!”
All prisoners must be given their human rights, adequate food, appropriate medical care, access to a lawyer, family contact and maintained free from torture. It is a disgrace that some governments fail to respect this despite their posturing on the world stage, claiming they are doing so in order to bring in more financial investment from abroad. Human rights are not selective and should be applied to all equally. When governments fail to uphold human rights, they only create more violence, retaliation and create problems for the public!
The Nation (Pakistan) recently reported the following action on an alleged case of torture in the community which was the correct response,
“Islamabad // Pakistan’s chief justice on Friday ordered a full investigation into the alleged torture of a 10-year-old girl by an influential judge and his wife for whom she worked as a maid.
The case has shocked many in Pakistan after social media images showing injuries to the girl’s face and hands went viral.
The child initially told police she had fallen down stairs and burnt her hands by accident, Pakistani media reported. But she later said that she was beaten and that her hands were burned on a stove by the judge’s wife.”
An independent investigation should also be carried out where cases of alleged torture, suspicious deaths are highlighted in Pakistan’s prisons and detention centres. A culture of torture within public institutions leads to the public believing they can behave in the same way, neither is acceptable.
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad . She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.