'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday in favor of a German man who says the CIA illegally kidnapped him and took him to a secret prison in Afghanistan in 2003. The decision was hailed by critics of the so-called extraordinary renditions programs in the U.S. war on terrorism.
Mr. Gnjidic said he hoped that it would inspire Mr. El-Masri to reinstate contact with his lawyers and family, which he broke off after he was sentenced to two years in prison in 2010 for assaulting the mayor of the
"I hope this will give him a little bit more confidence again that even a little person who has come into a crime of great nations has the chance to have his rights," Mr. Gnjidic said.