Just like Auschwitz…very sad

The heirs of Stalin and Pol Pot strike again in Aruba. According to the mother of the boy (the one that’s changed his story along the way) is unhappy with the way her son is being treated:

She said he is often interrogated for more than 10 hours a day, and she also accused authorities of turning up the air conditioning to high levels to increase the pressure on him.

In all fairness, I don’t really know too much about this case, so it’s not fair for me to comment on its progress. But I know torture when I see it.

UPDATE: I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize for offending anyone who may have been offended by what I said above in this post. I didn’t mean to disrespect anyone who was offended.

(Please note that this isn’t the same as apologizing for what I said or for admitting that it shouldn’t have been said. It isn’t the same as backing down from my comparison of this young man’s detention and interrogation to Auschwitz, the Gulgag, and the Killing Fields. And I’m not at all (not for one second) admiting that I’m an idiot for saying it.)

UPDATE 2: To clarify: I’m not sorry for what I said. I’m not even sorry I offended you. I’m just sorry you were offended.

I fully intend to keep speaking out.


  1. What was offensive, the mention of Auschwitz? I would like to hear more about the case, I have not had time to really follow it.