Posted 5 years ago on Dec. 15, 2012, 1:36 a.m. EST by PublicCurrency
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Landmark European court of human rights judgment says CIA tortured wrongly detained German citizen.
But late in the day on the VERY SAME day - 28 people were murdered at Hooks Elementary School in Connecticut.
Guess which story is making the news cycle.
The European court of human rights has ruled German citizen Khaled el-Masri was tortured by CIA agents, the first time the court has described treatment meted out by the CIA as torture. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/AP
CIA agents tortured a German citizen, sodomising, shackling, and beating him, as Macedonian state police looked on, the European court of human rights said in a historic judgment released on Thursday.