Despite repeated comments from German government sources about Pakistani methods of interrogating, prisoners, German police continue cooperating with Pakistani colleagues. Aleem Nasir, a German citizen, was arrested upon arrival at Frankfurt Airport because police had received information from Pakistan that he was a terrorist who had damaged his arm while making explosives. Nasir’s medical examination produced no evidence of damage to his arm. He told reporters that he had been arrested in Pakistan and subjected to a brutal interrogation by Pakistan’s notorious Inter-Service Intelligence(ISI) which continually beat him until Naisr gave them a confession admitting to things he never did. He claimed being held in an ice-cold cell block that was under control of Americans.
Perhaps, some day, when another president assumes office, America can finally learn about our collusion with brutality throughout the world. Nasir may or may not be guilty of something, but continued use of interrogation methods which violate international laws in the end damage America’s and Germany’s reputation as bastions of democracy. It is interesting that the supposed terrorist who confessed to something was released by Pakistani police.