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The Extraordinary Condition of Extraordinary Rendition: The C.I.A., the D.E.A., Kidnaping, Torture, and the Law

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Author(s): Joseph F.C. DiMento | Gilbert Geis

Journal: War Crimes, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity
ISSN 1551-322X

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 35;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: War Crimes | International Law | Rendition | Torture

ABSTRACT
Extraordinary rendition is a maneuver in which United States agents abduct or arrange for the abduction of persons in foreign countries who they suspect of terrorist activities. These persons are then taken to other nations where they often are tortured by local enforcement personnel in order to secure information that the Americans desire. The article portrays an egregious episode in which a Muslim cleric was kidnaped in Milan by C.I.A. operatives and flown the Egypt where he was severely manhandled. It also traces the legal background in American law of rendition and offers an interpretative analysis.
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