5 Americans detained in Pakistan allege torture

Pakistani police officers with detained American Muslims leave a police station to send them into prison in Sargodha, Pakistan, Monday, Jan. 4, 2010. The defense lawyer for five Americans detained in Pakistan has denied that his clients planned to carry out terrorist attacks inside or outside the country. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary) (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

January 18, 2010 5:02:29 AM PST
Five Americans arrested in Pakistan on suspicion of terrorism told a court Monday that they had been tortured by police - charges that could add to political sensitivities surrounding the case.