A German prosecutor who investigated the CIA's kidnapping of Egyptian cleric Abu Omar in 2003 under the infamous rendition program tells SPIEGEL how he had to close the case due to a lack of information from US organizations. He says the kidnapping was a "disgrace" and that he would have filed indictments, if he had been able to.
February 18, 2013 - Last Tuesday, an Italian court sentenced several former Italian intelligence agents to terms of up to 10 years for supporting the CIA in its 2003 kidnapping of Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar.
The CIA kidnapped Abu Omar in Italy and flew him first to the Ramstein air base in Germany and then to Egypt, where he says he was tortured.
Milan appeals court judges sentenced Niccolo Pollari, former head of the Sismi military intelligence agency, to 10 years and jailed his former deputy Marco Mancini for nine years. read more>>>