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Swede Claims Tortured in Pakistan

Published onsdag 14 oktober 2009 kl 11.00

One of the Swedes who were arrested in Pakistan in August has revealed to Swedish Television that he was tortured while detained. On his return he had also lost 18 kilos. The mother of one of the arrested speaks out on Swedish television on Wednesday night.

Helena Benaouda, the mother of the 19 year old woman, has been allowed to tell Swedish Television about the journey, in tonight’s edition of the programme Uppdrag Granskning.

The three Swedes; the ex-Guantanamo detainee Mehdi Ghezali, a 35 year old Swedish man with his 19 year old wife and 2 year old son, returned to Sweden on Saturday, along with a fourth man – another Swede who was arrested in August and has been doing time in a Pakistani prison after being condemned to a short prison sentence, a fine and following extradition. After the return they are all keeping away from the media at a secret location.

“They are not OK, but the little boy is doing better than the rest of them,” says Helena Benaouda.

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