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Dutch Court Blocks Extradition of Terror Suspect to US

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A Dutch court has blocked the extradition of a terror suspect to the United States, saying it has not been ruled out that the U.S. played a role in his alleged torture while he was detained Pakistan.

The man, identified as Sabir K., is accused of working with al-Qaida and planning a suicide attack on a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

In its ruling Tuesday, the Hague Court of Appeals said the circumstances of Sabir K.'s arrest and detention "raise questions" about the U.S. role in his arrest.

The Dutch-Pakistani national was arrested in Pakistan in 2010 and he alleges that U.S. authorities were complicit in his torture by Pakistan's security services while in Pakistani custody. He was later deported to the Netherlands and has since fought to block his extradition to the United States.

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