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Civil Liberties Group to Sue US Government Over Alleged Kidnapping


A civil liberties group says it plans to sue the U.S. government on behalf of a man who says the Central Intelligence Agency kidnapped him and sent him to Afghanistan for questioning.

A statement from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says the lawsuit will be filed Tuesday. The statement says the alleged victim, who was not identified, claims to have been beaten, drugged, transported to Afghanistan, and later released without charges.

The ACLU says the man is innocent. It did not say where the kidnapping took place.

The organization says the lawsuit will also hold responsible companies that owned or operated the planes used to transport the alleged victim.

U.S. authorities have refused to confirm or deny media reports that the CIA runs secret detention centers where agents interrogate terrorist suspects.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AP and AFP.

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