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Former Guantanamo detainee suing Egypt regime officials over torture allegations

JURIST reports that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee announced Friday that he is suing members of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's regime. 

Mamdouh Habib, an Australian citizen, alleges that he was tortured by the government while in Egyptian custody. Habib was arrested in Pakistan in 2001 following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the US. He was released from Guantanamo in 2005 without charges being filed against him, after being held at the detention facility for three years. Habib claims that he was tortured and beaten after being taken to Egypt as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program.

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