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A US court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a German citizen who says he was kidnapped and beaten by the CIA.
Khaled el-Masri aimed to sue former CIA chief George Tenet and other officials for their alleged role in the "extraordinary rendition" programme.
Mr el-Masri says he was picked up in Macedonia in 2003 and flown to Kabul, Afghanistan, where he alleges torture.
The judge did not rule on the truth of the allegations, but said letting the case proceed might endanger security.
Originally posted by skippytjc
In all seriousness, just because a suspect claims he was tortured does not mean he was. Whats his background? What kind of information do we have from other sources that speak to his background? Any previous criminal record?
But all we have here is a guy talking to the BBC claiming his side of the story, but of course its presented here as fact without question. Did the BBC do any digging to collaborate the story?