|El-Masri, a German citizen of Lebanese origin, was arrested, held in isolation, questioned and ill-treated in a hotel in the Macedonian capital Skopje for 23 days, the court's press service said. He was then transferred to CIA agents who brought him to a detention facility in Afghanistan, where he was further badly treated for over four months. El-Masri claimed during the flight to Afghanistan, he was stripped, beaten and drugged. His ordeal ended when he was eventually dumped on a road in Albania after the US realized they had got the wrong man.
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