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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 02:09 PM
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Italy Convicts 23 Americans In CIA Terrorist Kidnapping Case
Would simeone please put Cheney and W. on trial?

MILAN An Italian judge on Wednesday convicted 23 Americans in absentia of the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from a Milan street, in a landmark case involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition program in the war on terrorism.

Citing diplomatic immunity, Judge Oscar Magi told the Milan courtroom Wednesday that he was acquitting three other Americans.

Former Milan CIA station chief, Robert Seldon Lady, received eight years in prison. The other 22 convicted American defendants each received a five-year sentence.

The Americans, all but one identified by prosecutors as CIA agents, were tried in absentia as subsequent Italian governments refused or ignored prosecutors' extradition request.

In Washington, CIA spokesman George Little declined to comment on the convictions. He said, "The CIA has not commented on any of the allegations surrounding Abu Omar," the kidnapped man.Cont

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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 03:04 PM
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1. I Wonder
If the Italian authorities have the specifics on these officers and whether arrests will/can be made if they travel outside the US?
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