Wednesday, February 13, 2013

CIA rendition: Italy's ex-spy chief convicted

Italy's ex-spy chief convicted over 2003 CIA rendition
12 February 2013 - Italy's former intelligence chief Nicolo Pollari has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the rendition of a terror suspect.

The court in Milan also sentenced his former deputy Marco Mancini to nine years in jail over the 2003 kidnapping.

Italy's courts have already convicted in absentia 22 CIA agents over the same case. The abducted Egyptian cleric said he was flown to Egypt and tortured.

Pollari and Mancini are expected to appeal against their convictions.

Defence lawyer Nicola Madia says he has not been able to properly defend his clients because the Italian government has declared the case covered by state secrecy laws. read more>>>


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