Bush assassination plot suspect allegedly tortured by Saudis

[JURIST] According to a court filing by his attorneys, Ahmed Omar Abu Ali [Wikipedia profile], a Virginia man accused of conspiring to assassinate President Bush and supporting al-Qaida [JURIST report], was tortured while in Saudi custody. Defense attorneys cited the conclusions of two doctors who examined Abu Ali and found that two years of physical and psychological abuse overcame his will and caused him to make false statements to interrogators. The court filings contain no details of the doctors' examinations of Abu Ali and federal prosecutors maintain that he was not tortured while in Saudi hands. AP has more.

 

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