Khaled El-Masri, German citizen. Former prisoner of the U.S. "rendition" system.
This op-ed may have been massaged for Mr. El-Masri by someone in the ACLU press office, but nonetheless we need to read it. In my experience their media folks are very respectful of the views of their clients. Usually no one else has been.
Sadly, he probably believes more in U.S. justice than most of here on the homefront do these days. People of goodwill run from one extrajudicial atrocity to the next, protesting, weakly, that this wasn't want we meant to be about. Our rulers stride blithely ahead, trampling law and justice.
El-Masri's lawsuit was just thrown out of a U.S. court. The judge bought the government's argument that to allow him his day in court would risk revealing "state secrets."