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Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:02 PM

Milan Court Convicts 3 Americans in CIA Kidnapping

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Source: Politico

Milan court convicts 3 Americans in CIA kidnapping

By ASSOCIATED PRESS | 2/2/13 8:28 AM EST

MILAN A Milan appeals court on Friday vacated acquittals for a former CIA station chief and two other Americans, and instead convicted them in the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect from a Milan street as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program.

The decision means that all 26 Americans tried in absentia for the abduction now have been found guilty.

The ongoing trials, which have dragged on for years, brought the first convictions anywhere in the world against CIA agents involved in a practice alleged to have led to torture. The case has been the source of diplomatic tensions, although three successive Italian leaders, including the technical government of Premier Mario Monti, have invoked state secrets, which has had the impact of limiting evidence in the successive trials and led to the acquittals of five Italians, including two spy chiefs.

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None of the Americans have ever been in Italian custody or have ever appeared in court, but they risk arrest if they travel to Europe. Only two have had any contact with their lawyers, both of whom expressly requested their own counsel late in the first trial phase, in the face of U.S. official silence on the case and citing special personal and legal circumstances. A number of the names listed on the official docket are believed to be aliases.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/milan-court-convicts-3-americans-in-cia-kidnapping-87090.html

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Hissyspit Feb 2013 OP
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #1
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Ghost Dog Feb 2013 #4
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:28 PM

1. K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 02:59 PM

2. Posted on GD of Friday - the day it happened.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 06:26 PM

4. Yup.

Spain examines CIA 'rendition' flights
By Stephen Grey and Renwick McLean
Published: Monday, November 14, 2005

LONDON The police on the Spanish island of Mallorca quietly opened a criminal investigation in March after a local newspaper reported that airplanes known to operate for the CIA had made a series of visits to the island's international airport.

Now it has emerged that an investigative judge in Palma, the island's main city, has ordered the police inquiry to be sent to Spain's national court - to consider whether the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency was routing planes carrying terrorism suspects through Mallorca as part of its "rendition" program.

Under the rendition system, the United States has bypassed normal extradition procedures to secretly transfer at least 100 people to third countries where, according to allegations by human rights groups, former prisoners and others, some of the suspects have been tortured.

The rendition program is the focus of a number of investigations in Europe.

Spain is the third country in Europe to open a judicial inquiry into potential criminal offenses committed by CIA operatives related to renditions. The other two are Germany and Italy, which on Friday requested the extradition of 22 people it said were CIA operatives who it suspected were linked to the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in 2003.

Investigations were started last week by the European Union and the Council of Europe to look into reports that the CIA established secret prisons for terrorism suspects in Eastern Europe...

/... http://www.nytimes.com/2005/11/14/world/europe/14iht-spain.html?_r=0


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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:40 PM

3. Perhaps they should suffer 'rendition' to pay for their crime of 'rendition'

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 07:55 PM

5. I'm so glad this is out in the news

I got a little depressed wiht my aunt saying she liked Dark Zero Thirty and others should see it.





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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:34 PM

6. Locking, sorry, since this news is more than 12 hours old.

This article has the date of 2/2/13 8:28 AM EST. However, it would be fine for other forums, GD or Good Reads. Thanks for your understanding.

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