Extraordinary rendition, U.S., George W. Bush Administration
Former United States President George W. Bush said that the US Government does not send captives to countries where they will be tortured, which would be a violation of the refoulement doctrine of the Convention against Torture.
However, I can tell you two things: one, that we abide by the law of the United States; we do not torture. And two, we will try to do everything we can to protect us within the law. We're facing an enemy that would like to hit America again, and the American people expect us to, within our laws, do everything we can to protect them. And that's exactly what the United States is doing. We do not render to countries that torture. That has been our policy, and that policy will remain the same.
One of the concerns in this case, involving a German citizen, was the Council of Europe of June 2006 had reported that el-Masri's account of having been abducted and mistreated was substantially accurate.  .
Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr
In another case, independent Italian prosecutors indicted U.S. and Italian intelligence personnel for the capture, in Italy, of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr and his rendition to Egypt. Nasr was later released. The trial is still in progress in 2009, but has been restricted by the Italian constitutional court, which ruled that inadmissible intelligence information had been used by prosecutors.
- George W. Bush. President Meets with World Health Organization Director-General, White House, December 6 2005. Retrieved on 2008-04-15.
- Greg Sampson. Bush denies US rendition for torture but Rice acknowledges 'mistakes', The Jurist, Tuesday, December 6, 2005. Retrieved on 2008-04-15.
- Benjamin G. Davis. The Un-American Way: The Kafkaesque Case of Khalid El-Masri, The Jurist, March 5, 2007. Retrieved on 2008-04-15.