British Muslim journalist Yvonne Maryam Ridley
British Muslim journalist Yvonne Ridley has sharply criticized the
In a press conference with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan last Tuesday, she also questioned the arrest of a Pakistani female doctor on charges of 'attacking' two US soldiers in Kabul.
The former Taliban hostage condemned the detention of neuroscientist Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, saying it was a scenario beyond even
"She has been continuously abused over the five-year period since she and her children were kidnapped," the Daily Times quoted Ridley as saying.
"There are many Muslim women held captive by American forces and if the public remained silent, they would lose their sisters forever," she added.
Ridley also expressed doubt over the identity of Prisoner No. 650, an unknown woman believed to have been raped and tortured in Bagram prison.
“I can tell you categorically Prisoner 650 is not Dr. Aafia,” continued Ridley.
She said prisoners who fled the notorious Bagram prison have recounted the story of a female detainee who was "brutally tortured" and "repeatedly raped."
"The cries of a helpless woman used to echo in the jail that prompted prisoners to go on a hunger strike," she concluded.
Iraqi females suffer in US custody
Iraqi women in the
Hundreds of Iraqi women are being held under humiliating conditions in the
According to released Iraqi prisoners, female detainees are being raped by US troops and forced into undressing in front of the guards, Wisam Al-Bayati, Press TV correspondent in
"What I have suffered inside American prisons is so terrible that I can't express in words" a former prisoner told Press TV. She explained that she was detained during a
"They took me to get information about my husband and they kept me for one year and a half without being charged," she added.
The report said most of the female detainees are being held only for being married to Iraqi 'wanted fighters'. The occupiers use the arrest to put the Iraqi fighters under pressure.
Human rights activists in
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