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Terror Suspect’s Attorneys Link FBI to Alleged Torture by Saudis

Saudi officials tortured an American student charged with conspiring to kill President Bush “at the direct behest” of the FBI, whose agents did nothing to stop the abuse, attorneys for Ahmed Omar Abu Ali said in court papers. In motions filed late Monday, Abu Ali’s attorneys said he was tortured while FBI agents were in Saudi Arabia to interview him in September 2003. They said the abuse came at the hands of the Interior Ministry’s Mabahith branch, the Saudi equivalent of the FBI. When Abu Ali complained to an FBI agent, the attorneys said, the agent stormed out of the room.Full Story

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