Tue Feb 12, 2013, 01:22 PM
WillyT (68,481 posts)
Well Whadda Ya Know... There IS Justice In The World... Well, At Least In Italy...
Italy ex-spy chief sentenced to 10 years over CIA 'extraordinary rendition'
By Sara Rossi, Keith Weir and Kevin Liffey, Reuters/MSNBC
Italian Intelligence agency (SISMI) chief Nicolo Pollari in 2006. Andreas Solaro / AFP, file
MILAN -- Italy's former military intelligence chief was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim cleric in an operation organized by the United States.
An American former CIA station chief was this month sentenced in absentia to seven years in jail after imam Abu Omar was snatched from a Milan street in 2003 and flown to Egypt for interrogation during the United States' "war on terror."
The Milan appeals court sentenced Niccolo Pollari, former head of the Sismi military intelligence agency, to 10 years in prison and his former deputy Marco Mancini to nine years.
The court also awarded a provisional 1 million euros ($1.3 million) in damages to the imam, the Ansa news wire reported, as well as 500,000 euros to the imam's wife.
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Well Whadda Ya Know... There IS Justice In The World... Well, At Least In Italy... (Original post)
Response to hootinholler (Reply #2)
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:11 PM
stevenleser (26,688 posts)
3. What you really want is the former station chief to turn states evidence in exchange for naming as
many superiors as possible they get suspended sentence. Then you want those superiors to turn states evidence etc., until you get to the Bush admin itself. Then we throw those guys in jail.
Response to WillyT (Original post)
Tue Feb 12, 2013, 04:19 PM
Tierra_y_Libertad (46,303 posts)
5. Hopefully, his American masters get their turn in the dock.
And, more than a few of the lackeys who did the actual kidnapping and torturing.