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FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2006 file photo, Khaled el-Masri, who claims the CIA tortured him at a prison in Afghanistan, appears at a news conference sponsored by the American Civil Liberties Union at the National Press Club in Washington. The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 in favor of al-Masri who says the CIA illegally kidnapped him and took him to a secret prison in Afghanistan in 2003. The decision was hailed by critics of the so-called extraordinary renditions programs in the U.S. war on terrorism. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)