German Sues Again to Nab CIA Agents
Berlin dropped extradition try last year when US refused
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2008 6:35 PM CDT
German Khaled al-Masri.   (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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(Newser) – A German man is suing his country to have 13 CIA agents extradited in a case of "extraordinary rendition," the BBC reports. Khaled al-Masri says they grabbed him by mistake in 2003 and dropped him in an Afghan prison, where he was tortured for 5 months. But Germany decided last year not to pursue the agents, when Washington said the move would threaten "American national interests."

“I just want the German government to acknowledge what happened to me," said Masri, who says he was traumatized by his ordeal.