CIA rendition plaintiff maybe targeted on German information

[JURIST] Khaled el-Masri [ACLU profile], a German man at the heart of an ACLU lawsuit against the CIA alleging wrongful imprisonment [JURIST report], may have been targeted as a result of information Germany shared with the US, according to a German security official [Berliner Zeitung report, in German]. In the complaint [PDF text], El-Masri alleged that he was kidnapped in Macedonia and taken to Afghanistan, where he was held for five months until his release on direct orders from Condoleezza Rice [JURIST report]. He says he was subjected to inhumane conditions and coercive interrogation tactics. President Bush on Tuesday again denied [JURIST report] that the US government sends terrorism suspects abroad to be tortured. Reuters has more.



 

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