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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 12:06 PM

1. CIA 'tortured and sodomised' terror suspect, European court rules

Source: The Guardian

CIA 'tortured and sodomised' terror suspect, European court rules

Richard Norton-Taylor
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 13 December 2012 16.02 GMT

CIA agents tortured a German citizen, sodomising, shackling, and beating him, as Macedonian state police looked on, the European court of human rights said in a historic judgment released on Thursday.

In a unanimous ruling, it also found Macedonia guilty of torturing, abusing, and secretly imprisoning Khaled el-Masri, a German of Lebanese origin allegedly linked to terrorist organisations.

Masri was seized in Macedonia in December 2003 and handed over to a CIA "rendition team" at Skopje airport and secretly flown to Afghanistan.

It is the first time the court has described CIA treatment meted out to terror suspects as torture.

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Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/dec/13/cia-tortured-sodomised-terror-suspect

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