Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:43 PM
Hissyspit (40,095 posts)
Italy Court Upholds "Rendition" Convictions on Ex-CIA Agents
Italy court upholds "rendition" convictions on ex-CIA agents
ROME | Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:12pm EDT
By Naomi O'Leary
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's highest court on Wednesday upheld guilty verdicts on 23 Americans for the kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim cleric, in the first criminal convictions for CIA "rendition" flights during the U.S. 'war on terror'.
The Americans - 22 CIA agents and one Air Force pilot - who are believed to be in the United States and were tried in their absence - are unlikely to serve their sentences. But they will be unable to travel to Europe without risking arrest.
Italy has never requested their extradition.
All of the Americans were sentenced to seven years' jail by a lower court except former CIA Milan station chief Robert Seldon Lady, who was handed a nine-year sentence. The decision was given to journalists by a court official.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE88I13320120919
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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:15 PM
Proletariatprincess (718 posts)
3. This is indeed a good thing that the Italian Court has done.
Imagine if the tables were reversed and it was an US Court and Italian defendants. The extradition would be so quick as to cause heads to spin. The double standard has become absolutely standard operating proceedure for the US and few here seem to be the least concerned about it.
Makes you proud to be 'Merkin. don't it?