The United States, according to the European Court of Human Rights, is prone to human right violations under Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
No State Party shall expel, return (“refouler”) or extradite a person to another State where there are substantial grounds for believing that he would be in danger of being subjected to torture.
For the purpose of determining whether there are such grounds, the competent authorities shall take into account all relevant considerations including, where applicable, the existence in the State concerned of a consistent pattern of gross, flagrant or mass violations of human rights.
Convicted and sentenced to 10-years in a Belgium prison for terrorism, Nizar Trabelsi, successfully petitioned the ECHR when he was extradited to the United States from crimes committed against us, claiming that the United States would torture him.
The information was revealed in Belgian media on Thursday. The compensation to the extremist – who was convicted of planning an attack on troops at a Belgian airbase and was suspected of planning an assault on the US embassy in Paris – was approved by the European Court of Human Rights back in 2014.
Nizar Trabelsi, a Tunisian professional football player turned jihadist, was convicted on charges of association with Al-Qaeda militant group and plotting attacks on US targets, including Kleine Brogel Air Base in Belgium. The base is home to the US Air Force’s 7361 Munitions Support Squadron.
Trabelsi’s terrorist activities are well substantiated. His meetings with Osama Bin Laden and his conviction for terror crimes make it hard to believe that any court could reward him with €78,000 claiming HIS rights had been violated and that he would suffer torture in the United States.
He was also accused of plotting an attack on the US embassy in Paris in 2001. According to reports, Trabelsi planned to become a suicide bomber. Those charges, however, were soon dropped.
In 2003, Trabelsi was sentenced by a Belgian court to 10 years in jail. He was officially accused of acts of criminal conspiracy, destruction by explosion, possession of combat weapons and belonging to a private militia.
Currently, Trabelsi is incarcerated in Rappahannock Prison in Stafford, Virginia. He was extradited in 2013.
His family in Belgium received €11,000. What did the families of the victims Trabelsi get after their loved ones died? The ECHR certainly did not consider the human rights that were violated at the hands of this callous terrorist.