Macedonia on trial for human rights abuses in US post-9/11 rendition case

Guardian – Europe’s human rights court began hearing the first case arising from the US’s post-9/11 rendition programme on Wednesday, when the government of Macedonia went on trial accused of multiple human rights abuses of a German citizen. Khaled el-Masri, 48, a car salesman of Lebanese descent, was detained in Macedonia in December 2003 and held for more than three weeks in Skopje, before being handed to CIA officers who flew him to Afghanistan, where he was allegedly tortured for the next five months. Read Article