205. The Court observes that on 23 January 2004 the applicant,
handcuffed and blindfolded, was taken fi-om the hotel and driven to Skopje
Airport. Placed in a room, he was beaten severely by several disguised men
dressed in black. He was stripped and sodomised with an object. He was
placed in a nappy and dressed in a dark blue short-sleeved tracksuit.
Shackled and hooded, and subjected to total sensory deprivation, the
applicant was forcibly marched to a CIA aircraft (a Boeing 737 with the tail
number N313P), which was surrounded by Macedonian security agents who
formed a cordon around the plane. When on the plane, he was thrown to the
floor, chained dovm and forcibly tranquillised. While in that position, the
applicant was flovm to Kabul (Afghanistan) via Baghdad.