Torture in Jordan

This is an important article to take note of. Almost one year later since this article was published in the Washington Post, a film is coming out next month starring Leonardo Di Caprio and Russell Crow entitled Body of Lies, and I don’t think it will show Jordan’s prison system in a positive light.

Former prisoners have reported that their captors were expert in two practices in particular: falaqa, or beating suspects on the soles of their feet with a truncheon and then, often, forcing them to walk barefoot and bloodied across a salt-covered floor; and farruj, or the “grilled chicken,” in which prisoners are handcuffed behind their legs, hung upside down by a rod placed behind their knees, and beaten.

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