There is a low sick nauseous feeling that is playing physical background to me as I write this. I feel dirty and deeply soiled. There is fear too for myself, my family, and for those I love. It is as if I've been a first hand witness to a horrible violent rape and mentally I want to forget it, but my body and soul will not let it pass so easily.
From October 2003 until May 2005 an Indonesian man was abducted and tortured by our government. His name is Mohamed Farag Ahmad Bashmilah. A more detailed story about his captivity was just released. Having read it I want to run, scream, puke and smash everything around me that allows torture to exist in this world. The agony he endured is something no one should ever have to face, yet it is still being perpetrated on the many captives our nation still holds.
Please go to the link and read Bashmilah's account of his torture. It is very real and very much relevant to what we face as people everywhere. We need to get the word out about this and stop it here at once! There is no excuse for torture.
After 19 months of torture, no charges were filed against Bashmilah.