‘America Kidnapped Me”

Lebanese-born German citizen Khaled El-Masri was on a trip from German to Macedonia when he was kidnapped by the United States – he has brought a lawsuit against George Tenet:

I was put in a diaper, a belt with chains to my wrists and ankles, earmuffs, eye pads, a blindfold and a hood. I was thrown into a plane, and my legs and arms were spread-eagled and secured to the floor. I felt the plane take off, land and take off… They asked me if I knew why I had been detained. I said I did not. They told me that I was now in a country with no laws, and did I understand what that meant?