Germany makes request in 'CIA rendition' case

7th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

07 September 2007, Berlin (AFP) - The German justice ministry said Thursday it had made an official request to US authorities for cooperation in the arrest of 13 people in connection with the alleged CIA-backed kidnapping of a German citizen.

07 September 2007

Berlin (AFP) - The German justice ministry said Thursday it had made an official request to US authorities for cooperation in the arrest of 13 people in connection with the alleged CIA-backed kidnapping of a German citizen.

A court in the southern German city of Munich ordered arrest warrants for 13 people in January in connection with the case of Khaled el-Masri, a Lebanese-born German whose case is regarded as one of the most notorious US "renditions" of a terror suspect.
The justice ministry confirmed to AFP that it had sent an official request to US authorities for cooperation "at the end of last week".

El-Masri, a 44-year-old unemployed former car salesman and father of six says he was abducted by US agents in the Macedonian capital Skopje on New Year's Eve 2003.

He says he was flown to a prison in Afghanistan for interrogation before being released five months later in Albania, and that he was drugged and tortured while imprisoned.

He filed a suit in the United States against his detention, but it was rejected by an appeals court on the grounds of national security.

AFP

Subject: German news

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