historic torture hearing -- in Europe

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The European Court of Human Rights, based in Strasbourg, France, held a Grand Chamber hearing in the case El-Masri v. "The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" on May 16, 2012.

This represents the first case to come before the court against a European nation for complicity in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program.

see Victim of Torture Gets His First Day in Court

Mr Masri's case is still pending at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

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