Rebel Commander in Tripoli Reports Torture by CIA

Abdulhakim Belhaj, a key rebel military commander whose group has been trying to overthrow Gadhafi since the 1990s, reported in an interview today that he was captured by the CIA in 2004 and tortured in custody. The self-described Islamist is now a key NATO ally but insists he still hopes to take legal action for his abuse at the hands of the CIA.

Read the whole story by Patrick Cockburn at Independent

Author: Jason Ditz

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