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Bosnia violated rights of terror suspects handed to US: court

Bosnia’s top human rights tribunal ruled that the country’s authorities violated the rights of two terror suspects of Arab origin when they were handed over to the United States last year.

Bosnia’s Human Rights Chamber ruled Friday that Bosnia-Hercegovina and its Muslim-Croat administrative entity had violated several articles of the European Human Rights Convention on expulsion, illegal detention and abolition of the death penalty. Provisions of the convention are contained in Bosnia-Hercegovina’s constitution. Mustafa Ait Idir of Algerian origin, and Belkasem Bensayah of Algeria and Yemen, belonged to a so-called “Algerian group” detained in Bosnia in 2001 on suspicion of links to international terrorism. They were alleged to have plotted attacks on the US and British embassies here a month after the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington. Full Story

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