FROM Jumana Musa
Germany Seeks Arrest of 13 CIA Agents in Kidnapping Case A German court has issued arrest warrants for 13 Americans, thought to be CIA agents or contract operatives. The case involves " extraordinary rendition ," in which American agents seize terror suspects in a foreign country and transport them to a third country for interrogation. US insistence that they have not been tortured has been met with great skepticism. The 13 warrants were issued in the case of a German citizen seized in Macedonia. We hear more from Jane Mayer, who's written on the story for The New Yorker , and Jumana Musa, an attorney with Amnesty International .
Germany Seeks Arrest of 13 CIA Agents in Kidnapping Case The US practice of " extraordinary rendition " has created outrage in Europe. US agents seize terror suspects in a foreign country, then transport them to a third country for interrogation. Arrest warrants have been issued in Germany for 13 US intelligence agents accused of kidnapping a German citizen who says he was tortured. Italy may put 26 Americans on trial for snatching an Egyptian citizen off the streets of Milan. We get an update from Jane Mayer of the New Yorker and Jumana Musa of the ACLU.
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