December 5, 2005

A picture named msnbc_cia_kidnapped_german_051206a.jpgBreaking Story: ACLU sues Tenet and others for Rendition and Torture/Mistaken Identity

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit today against former CIA director George Tenet and three American contractors challenging the CIA's abduction of a foreign national for detention and interrogation in a secret overseas on

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"The suit alleges that Tenet and other CIA officials violated U.S. and human rights laws when they authorized agents to kidnap El-Masri, and that his unlawful abduction and treatment were the direct result of an illegal CIA policy known as "extraordinary rendition."

El-Masri tried to come to the US for the news conference, but was turned back by immigration officials. He is still listed on terrorist watch lists. They can't even get that right. How many more cases of mistaken identity are there? Andrea Mitchell talks at length about the case and the problems Condi Rice faces over this. All the law bloggers will explore the legal issues soon...

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