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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 09:56 AM
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Libyan: "I do not want revenge... I would like to see my torturers brought to court."

Considering that Belhaj believes the United States tortured him and not Col. Qaddafi's Libya, he may be looking forward to a lifetime waiting for his day in court facing those he accuses of his torture. Belhaj claims:

If one day there is a legal way, I would like to see my torturers brought to court, he said.

He was detained by Malaysian officials in 2004 on arrival at the Kuala Lumpur airport, where he was subjected to extraordinary rendition on behalf of the United States, and sent to Thailand. His pregnant wife, traveling with him, was taken away, and his child would be 6 before he saw him.
In Bangkok, Mr. Belhaj said, he was tortured for a few days by two people he said were C.I.A. agents, and then, worse, they repatriated him to Libya, where he was thrown into solitary confinement for six years, three of them without a shower, one without a glimpse of the sun.

Newly discovered documents found in the office of Libya's former spymaster, reports the New York Times, allegedly corroborate Belhaj's account.


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SavWriter Donating Member (114 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:26 AM
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1. The rub is we're continuing the policy now
By keeping Guantanamo open and the kidnapping under Rendition operational. So we can't very well try someone. I mean, can you see the Prosecutor trying to explain why it was bad when the Bush cabal did it but it was just perfectly fine when the Obama team does it?
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