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Judgment concerning alleged secret rendition of man suspected of terrorist ties

12/12/2012

The European Court of Human Rights delivers a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of El-Masri v. “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”
Forthcoming judgment concerning alleged secret rendition of man suspected of terrorist ties
European Court of Human Rights 

Strasbourg, 13 December 2012 - The European Court of Human Rights delivered a Grand Chamber judgment in the case of El-Masri v. “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” at a public hearing on 13 December 2012 at 11 a.m. in the Human Rights Building, Strasbourg.

 

The Court held that “the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” had been responsible for his torture and ill-treatment both in the country itself and after his transfer to the US authorities in the context of an extra-judicial “rendition”.

 

The case concerns the complaints of a German national of Lebanese origin that he had been a victim of a secret “rendition” operation during which he was arrested, held in isolation, questioned and ill-treated in a Skopje hotel for 23 days, then transferred to CIA agents who brought him to a secret detention facility in Afghanistan, where he was further ill-treated for over four months. (more...)

 

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See also:
PACE President welcomes Strasbourg Court’s el-Masri judgment
Grand Chamber hearing El-Masri v. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 16.05.12
Forthcoming hearing in May 2012
Relinquishment to Grand Chamber El-Masri v. the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
 

 

 

 
 
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