Interrogation: Abuses

El-Masri Awarded Damages by ECHR

By Wells Bennett
Thursday, December 13, 2012, 10:22 AM

The European Court of Human Rights ("ECHR") today held that Macedonia had violated the rights of  Khaled El-Masri.  In 2003 El-Masri, a German national, was confused for a similarly-named terrorism suspect, and then, among other things, allegedly taken to Afghanistan---where he was interrogated and abused by the CIA.  The gist of the Strasbourg-based court's ruling is to confirm Macedonia's complicity and to award El-Masri 60,000 EUR in damages.

The Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg has coverage here; the judgment of the ECHR's Grand Chamber can be found here.