Alleged Obama-Era Rendition Victim Accuses US of Torture, Coercion

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Democracy Now!
August 13, 2009

Alleged Obama-Era Rendition Victim Accuses US of Torture, Coercion

A Lebanese contractor named Raymond Azar says he’s the first known victim of rendition under President Obama. Azar alleges that he was coerced into confessing to bribing a contract officer after being seized and tortured by armed federal agents in Afghanistan. We speak with attorney and legal expert Scott Horton about Azar’s case. [includes rush transcript]

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Scott Horton, New York attorney specializing in international law and human rights. He is also a legal affairs contributor to Harper’s Magazine, where he writes the blog No Comment.

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