El-Masri testifies before Spanish judge investigating renditions Joe Shaulis at 4:42 PM ET
[JURIST] Khaled el-Masri [JURIST news archive] wept Monday as he testified before a Spanish judge about his alleged extraordinary rendition [JURIST news archive] to Afghanistan by US intelligence agents. El-Masri, a German citizen born in Kuwait, described how he was abducted in December 2003 while vacationing along the Serbian-Madedonian border, tortured for 23 days at a Skopje hotel, and then flown to Kabul, where he was imprisoned and tortured for five months before being released without charge in Albania. El-Masri believes the agents intended to seize a suspected terrorist with a similar name.
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