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Preacher Tells of CIA Torture in Egypt

This news, from the Sunday Times (UK):

An Egyptian preacher who was seized by the CIA in daylight on a Milan street has revealed the details of 14 months of torture to which he says he was subjected after his "extraordinary rendition" to Egypt.

Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, known as Abu Omar, described how Egyptian interrogators stripped him, shackled his arms and legs in a crucifixion position and then beat him and gave him electric shocks. He claimed they had twice attempted to rape him.

Now living in Alexandria, Nasr, 44, walks with a limp, is deaf in one ear and bears scars.

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Comments (5)

Paul Hamilton:

"India?" :)

This man's suffering is a tragedy. He would have been much better off at Gitmo.

"India?" :) - well, they both start with vowels...


You characterize this guy as a "preacher"? Are you nuts? He was and is a terrorist.The CIA should have stuffed him into a 55 gallon drum full of pig fat and dumped him and the drum and attached lead weights into the Atlantic.

Steve Crickmore:

I thought thatthe Bush administration told us would said would no longer be party to extraordinary rendition and 'torture flights.' Here is an article and photo revealing that the flights are still going on via Blackwater USA, described as the world's "most secretive and powerful mercenary firm", carrying out quasi-military operations on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq, Afghanistan and within the U.S. and across Europe.


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