French Judge Wants to Probe
Torture Claims Guantanamo
By Carol Rosenberg
A French judge is seeking
The AP reported that it saw a formal international request from investigating judge Sophie Clement to
The three men are Nizar Sassi, now 31, Mourad Benchellali, now 30, and Khaled Ben Mustapha, now 40. They were arrested on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in late 2001 and transferred to Guantánamo. They were sent back to
The men told the judge during questioning in
At Guantánamo, a Pentagon spokesman, Army Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale said it was not immediately known whether
The request is the third indication in less than a week that international authorities have renewed their interest in the legality of Bush-era policies on the treatement of war-on-terror captives. On Friday, a Spanish judge decided to go forward with torture investigations involving four other former Guantanamo captives now living in Europe, one day after British authorities said they would probe British links to a CIA-organized rendition program that delivered opponents of now dead Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to Libya, where they allege they were tortured.
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