Leith Shubeilat had been arrested on 9 December 1995 and been charged with lese majeste against King Hussein bin Talal after criticizing the King Leith Shubeilat was brought to trial before the State Security Court and sentenced to three years' imprisonment in March 1996. Leith Shubeilat was freed under a special amnesty on 8 November 1996. Amnesty International welcomes his release.
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Don't Bury This American Torture Story: Read the Report
Forced rectal feeding, men hung from the ceiling in diapers, men stripped and dragged and beaten. This is an American torture story – but the Justice Department is apparently refusing to read it.