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CIA Agents To Stand Trial In Italy For Kidnapping?

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posted on Feb, 16 2007 @ 08:18 AM
For the first time, a criminal trial will be held for taking terrorist suspects from one country and flown to another to possibly be tortured. A practice called "extraordinary rendition". Now, CIA agents have been ordered by an Italian judge to stand trial for their involvement in "kidnapping" Osama Mustafa Hassan where he was flown to Egypt and claims to have been tortured.
An Italian judge has ordered 26 US citizens - most of them CIA agents - to stand trial over the kidnap of an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003.

Osama Mustafa Hassan was allegedly seized by the CIA and flown to Egypt, where he says he was tortured.

The case would be the first criminal trial over the secret US practice known as "extraordinary rendition".

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It will be interesting to see if anything comes of this. I believe there is no way the US government (at least under the Bush administration) would hand over members of the CIA to a foreign government to stand trial for a practice the Bush himself has deemed "legal".

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