Friday, December 14, 2012

Deeds of the civilized

""CIA agents tortured a German citizen, sodomising, shackling, and beating him, as Macedonian state police looked on, the European court of human rights said in a historic judgment released on Thursday. In a unanimous ruling, it also found Macedonia guilty of torturing, abusing, and secretly imprisoning Khaled el-Masri, a German of Lebanese origin allegedly linked to terrorist organisations."

"The [British] Government is paying compensation to Sami al Saadi, a Libyan dissident, who was kidnapped with his family in Hong Kong in 2004. He was flown back to Tripoli with his wife and four children, where he was imprisoned and tortured. Britain is not admitting liability for the rendition or confirming that MI6 was involved but it settled out of court with Mr al Saadi and his family."