German spy failed to report el-Masri rendition Joshua Pantesco at 3:10 PM ET
[JURIST] A spokesperson for German spy agency Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) [official website in German] on Thursday said that a low-ranking agent knew in January 2004 that German citizen Khalid el-Masri [JURIST news archive] had been arrested in Macedonia and turned over to American authorities, but failed to report the story to his superiors. The spokesperson said the agent overheard a conversation in a Macedonian security building about Masri's arrest and transfer to US custody, but did not find it important. The BND has previously asserted that Germany did not know of the alleged extraordinary rendition [JURIST news archive] incident until May 2004.
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