3,237. 12/18/2001

An example of the CIA’s ‘extraordinary rendition’ program, in which suspects were snatched in the middle of the night and subjected to aggressive methods that were not legal in America, took place in Sweden on December 18, 2001. “With little warning, a half-dozen masked men whisked two Egyptian asylum seekers, Muhammad Zery and Ahmed Agiza into an empty office in Stockholm’s Bromma Airport. …the masked men cut off the Egyptians’ clothes with scissors and placed the shreds in bags. They forcibly administered sedatives by anal suppository, swaddled the prisoners in diapers, and dressed them in orange jumpsuits and hoods, with no cutouts for their eyes. …the suspects were placed in handcuffs and leg irons and photographed. Then, according to a declassified Swedish government report, the men were flown to Cairo [Egypt] on a U.S.-registered Gulfstream V jet…”

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Page 103

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