Sweden to pay $502,000 compensation to exonerated terror suspect

Sweden will pay 3 million kronor ($502,000) in compensation to an exonerated Egyptian terrorism suspect who was handed over to CIA agents and deported in 2001, the government said Thursday. Chancellor of Justice Goran Lambertz said the Swedish state reached a settlement with Muhammed Alzery's lawyers on compensating him for circumstances of his deportation. "He was deported from Sweden by the security police under circumstances that were not acceptable," Lambertz said. He also said Sweden believes Alzery's claim that he was tortured in Egypt. Alzery and fellow Egyptian Ahmed Agiza were handed over to US agents at Bromma Airport in Stockholm six years ago, taken to Egypt and imprisoned on terrorism charges.