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Personal history[ edit ] El-Masri was born in Kuwait to Lebanese parents. He grew up in Lebanon. He immigrated to Germany in the s during the Lebanese civil warwhere he applied for political asylum, based on his membership in the Islamic Unification Movement.
It fought against the Lebanese government during the war years.
In he obtained German citizenship through a previous marriage with a German woman, whom he later divorced. They have had five children together.
He was detained by Macedonian border officials on December 31,because his name was identical except for variations in Roman transliteration to that of Khalid al-Masriwho was being sought as an alleged mentor to the al-Qaeda Hamburg celland because of suspicion that El-Masri's German passport was a forgery.
He was held in a motel in Macedonia for over three weeks and questioned about his activities, his associates, and the mosque he attended in Ulm. The Macedonian authorities contacted the local CIA station, who in turn contacted the agency's headquarters in Langley, Virginia.
According to a December 4,article in the Washington PostCIA agents discussed whether they should remove El-Masri from Macedonia in an extraordinary rendition. The decision to do so was made by the head of the al Qaeda division of the CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center, Alfreda Frances Bikowskyon the basis of "a hunch" that El-Masri was involved in terrorism ; his name was similar to suspected terrorist Khalid al-Masri.
El-Masri later described them as members of a "black snatch team. He also said that his custodians forcibly inserted an object into his anus. Upon examination, the CIA's Office of Technical Services swiftly concluded it was genuine and that his continued detention would be unjustified.
After 27 days without eating, he forced a meeting with the prison director and a CIA officer known as "The Boss". They conceded he should not be imprisoned but refused to release him.
El-Masri continued his hunger strike for 10 more days until he was force-fed and given medical attention. While imprisoned in Afghanistan, Masri befriended several other detainees.
The men memorized each other's telephone numbers so that if one was released, he could contact the families of the others.
His description of his abduction and detention closely matched that of El-Masri. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice learned of the German citizen's detention in early May and ordered his release.
He was intercepted by Albanian guards, who believed him to be a terrorist due to his haggard and unkempt appearance. He was returned to Germany. It took time for him to be reunited with his wife; with no word of him for so long, she thought he had abandoned her and their family, and returned with their children to her family in Lebanon.
Using isotope analysisscientists at the Bavarian archive for geology in Munich analyzed his hair; they verified that he was malnourished during his disappearance.
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