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Victim of Torture and CIA Rendition Gets His First Day in Court — in Europe


By Jamil Dakwar, Director, Human Rights Program at ACLU
 

Tomorrow, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), Europe's top human rights court based in Strasbourg, France, will hear arguments in El-Masri v. "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia." Tomorrow's hearing marks the first case to come before the court against a European nation for complicity in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program.

The case was brought against Macedonia by the Open Society Justice Initiative on behalf of Khaled El-Masri. El-Masri, a German citizen, who was abducted by Macedonian authorities at a border crossing in December 2003 and held incommunicado for 23 days. He was then handed over to CIA operatives who drugged, hooded, and strip-searched him before putting him on a secret flight to Afghanistan where he was secretly held, tortured and abused for about four months, only for the U.S. government to realize that they had the wrong person. Instead of acknowledging their mistake and sending him back to Germany with an apology, CIA operatives put El-Masri on another secret flight and dumped him on a hill in Albania, leaving him to make his own way home to Germany.

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IT IS TIME TO DECLARE WAR AGAINST WESTERN FASCISM, NATO FASCISM, ISRAELI FASCISM, AMERIKAN FASCISM AND TAKE THESE NAZIS TO COURT AND TRY THEM LIKE WE DID WITH GERMAN FASCISTS!!!!!!!!


LIBERALISM, LIKE ALL CLASS BETRAYING IDEOLOGIES HAS DEGENERATED INTO FASCISM, OR A FASCIST OBAMA WHO PROTECTS THE FASCIST CIA, FASCIST BUSH OFFICIALS AND HIS OWN FASCIST CRIMINALITY.!!!!

Amerika uses its coercive, fascist class/empire position to make Germany A FASCIST ALLY, TO COVER UP U.S. NAZISM:


"To add insult to El-Masri's long-lasting injury, according to State Department diplomatic cables, the Bush administration pressured Germany not to prosecute CIA officers responsible for his kidnapping and abuse. Despite the fact that the former President Bush and other senior government officials acknowledged the existence of the U.S. rendition program, and the details of El-Masri's rendition and torture are widely known, the U.S. continues to deny responsibility and has invoked the "state secrets privilege" to protect government officials, CIA operatives and corporations from civil accountability...."


 


AS SIBEL EDMONDS, WIKI LEAKS, JULIAN ASSANGE, BRADLEY MANNING, GLENN GREENWALED HAVE DONE, THEY HAVE SHOWN THE CORRUPT CLASS HIERARCHICAL RELATIONS , BLACKMAIL AND BRIBERY OF DOMINATING CLASS STATES, LIKE THE FASCIST U.S. ON GERMANY, ON SPAIN, PROTECTING THEIR WARCRIMINALS, ESPECIALLY BY THE FASCIST OBAMA.

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