Abou Elkassim Britel

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Abou Elkassim Britel
Born 1967 (1967) (age 50)
Arrested February 2002
Citizenship Italy
Detained at Morocco

Abou Elkassim Britel is a citizen of Italy who is reported[by whom?] to have been transported through the United States' controversial extraordinary rendition program.[1][2][3] Abou was first apprehended in Pakistan, in February 2002, who handed him over to American authorities. Abou was flown to Morocco in May 2002, and remains in extrajudicial detention there.

Abou joined with four other men, Bisher Al-Rawi, Binyam Mohamed, Ahmed Agiza and Mohamed Farag Ahmad Bashmilah, to sue the Jeppesen Dataplan a company with a contract with the US government to run the fleet of jets used in the extraordinary rendition program.[1][4][5] Marc Ambinder, commenting in the Atlantic magazine explained the United States President Barack Obama was opposing the men discovery, on the grounds doing so would expose techniques that would put the USA's national security at risk.


  1. ^ a b Marc Ambinder (2009-06-12). "Obama Holds On To State Secrets Privilege In Jeppesen Case". Atlantic magazine. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  2. ^ "Italian 'Extraordinary Rendition' Victim Still Held In Morocco Based On Tortured Confession". PRNewswire. 2009-06-25. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  3. ^ "Biography of Plaintiff Abou Elkassim Britel". ACLU. 2007-05-30. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  4. ^ Michael P. Abate (June 2009). "Mohamed et al. v Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc" (PDF). United States Department of Justice. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 17, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-25. 
  5. ^ "Mohamed et al. v Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc". ACLU. June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-25.