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Court Finds Macedonia Responsible In U.S. Rendition Case

Khaled el-Masri
Khaled el-Masri
The European Court of Human Rights has found Macedonia responsible for the torture and ill-treatment of a man who was mistaken for a terrorism suspect.

The December 13 decision by the court in Strasbourg, France is the first major legal victory for Khaled el-Masri.

The Lebanese-born German citizen says he was abducted by the CIA in Macedonia in 2003.

El-Masri says the CIA kept him in a Skopje hotel for 23 days and then interrogated him at a secret prison in Afghanistan, where he remained until 2004.

Macedonia denied involvement in the kidnapping, but the court ordered Skopje to pay $78,300 in damages.

Previously, el-Masri brought unsuccessful legal cases in the United States and Europe against the practice of “extraordinary rendition” or the capture and extrajudicial transfer of suspects from one country to another.

Based on reporting by AP and dpa
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by: Camel Anaturk from: Kurdistan
December 13, 2012 18:38
Ha, bloody ha!!! And we all thought the Fleetwood Macs were not responsible for their deeds,being just another NATO bastard territory-and are its Nato fathers now going to pay the fine???

by: eric d from: ABQ NM USA
December 13, 2012 20:14
Macedonia? What about US?

by: john237 from: usa
December 13, 2012 23:49
Why Macedonia and not CIA, CHENEY, BUSH ? Because a small fly can be killed easily but not a MONSTER?

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