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Italian Judge Orders Cia Agent Trial
02-16-2007, 05:23 PM
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Italian Judge Orders Cia Agent Trial
Italian Judge orders CIA Agent trial

A judge in Milan has ordered a group of Americans, believed to be CIA agents, to stand trial over the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in Italy.

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09-20-2012, 05:48 PM
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RE: Italian Judge Orders Cia Agent Trial
September 19, 2012
High Court in Italy Backs Convictions for Rendition
By ELISABETTA POVOLEDO

ROME — Italy’s supreme court on Wednesday upheld the convictions of 23 Americans in the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian cleric in Milan, making it the first case to successfully challenge the contentious American program of extraordinary rendition.

The ruling opened the way for the extradition of the defendants, who were tried in absentia. But legal experts said it was unlikely the Italian government would initiate proceedings any time soon.

The high court, the Court of Cassation, confirmed sentences of seven years for 22 employees of the C.I.A. and an Air Force colonel at a United States base in Italy, and nine years for the C.I.A. station chief in Milan, Robert Seldon Lady.

“The ruling is important because it confirms the reconstruction of the facts,” said Armando Spataro, a top prosecutor in Milan. “It confirms that what happened was incompatible with democracy.”

A spokesman for the C.I.A. declined to comment.

The court, which rules on questions of law, returned the cases against five Italian secret service agents, including the former head of Italy’s military intelligence agency, to trial. The Italian officers were acquitted in two lower courts, which had ruled the evidence against them to be state secrets and thus inadmissible. They will now be tried in a Milanese appellate court.

The case made headlines as the first in the world to scrutinize — and legally condemn — the American practice of rendition, in which suspected Islamic militants were abducted in one country and transferred to another, often one where torture was permitted. The program, begun amid the heightened fears after Sept. 11, has since been ended.

Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, was abducted on Feb. 17, 2003, as he was walking to his mosque. Prosecutors said he had been taken to an American air base in Italy and flown to Germany and then on to Egypt, where Mr. Nasr says he was tortured. He has since been released.

The Americans were convicted in 2009, and an appellate court upheld the verdicts in 2010.

A lawyer for two of the American defendants, Alessia Sorgato, said she was surprised by Wednesday’s ruling. She had argued that her clients had not been properly notified of the charges against them, because prosecutors had sought to serve them papers in Italy and not in the United States. “This verdict is really disappointing,” Ms. Sorgato said. “This is it; I can’t do anything else.”

Cesare Bulgheroni, the lawyer representing the Air Force colonel, Joseph L. Romano, said his client would challenge the ruling before the European Court of Human Rights. “We plan to go forward,” he said.

Mr. Spataro said the next step would be to see whether the Italian government would ask for the extradition of the Americans. “Until now, five consecutive justice ministers have ignored us,” he said in a telephone interview, referring to previous Italian governments that did not act on prosecution requests to extradite the American defendants. “Let’s see what this minister says.”

A ministry spokeswoman said the justice minister, Paola Severino, would decide on extradition if and when she received a request from the Milanese general prosecutors’ office. “Once that arrives, the minister will make a decision, according to what is prescribed by the law,” the spokeswoman said.

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