CIA tortured terror suspect – EU court

In a landmark judgment, the European court of human rights said the CIA tortured a German citizen linked to terrorists, sodomizing and beating him, the Guardian reported. The unanimous ruling also found the Macedonian police guilty of abusing Khaled el-Masri, a German of Lebanese origin who was suspected of having links with terrorist organizations, the Guardian added. The newspaper said “it is the first time the court has described CIA treatment meted out to terror suspects as torture.” Masri was arrested in Macedonia in December 2003 and transferred to the custody of the CIA who flew him secretly to Afghanistan.

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