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August 23, 2008
YOU THINK "HUMAN RIGHTS" GROUPS WOULD BE LOUDER: "Georgian civilians captured and recently freed by Russian and South Ossetian forces on Saturday described beatings, forced labor and miserable living conditions in prison. . . . The detainees, many of them elderly fruit farmers from villages along Georgia's northern border, said male inmates were forced to clean streets and bury the war dead, and occasionally endured beatings that left them with bruises and welts. More than 100 men and women were packed into a cell with a single toilet, they said." But I've heard only token commentary. I guess if you can't criticize Americans or Israelis it's not worth a major effort.