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C.I.A. Rendition Trial Nears Verdict

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 09:39 AM
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C.I.A. Rendition Trial Nears Verdict


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MILAN — A verdict is expected as soon as Wednesday in a landmark case in which 26 American officials are charged with kidnapping a Muslim cleric from the streets of Milan more than six years ago.

The case is the first of its kind to contest the practice of “extraordinary rendition,” in which terrorism suspects are captured in one country and taken for questioning in another, presumably one more open to coercive interrogation techniques. Widely seen as a referendum on Bush administration fore
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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 09:39 AM
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Prosecutors say the cleric was snatched in broad daylight, flown from an American air base in Italy to a base in Germany and then on to Egypt, where he claims he was tortured.


Just goes to show you, whenever something really weird happens you never know, might be CIA.


All of the Americans are being tried in absentia and are considered fugitives.

WOW

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 10:23 AM
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I believe it's called getting "Black Bagged". Ever see V for Vendetta?

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All of the Americans are being tried in absentia and are considered fugitives.


So this means they don't have the agents on trial, they're just holding a trial against them? They're fugitives from the Italian government but who is to say if the Italians ever find them?

[edit on 4-11-2009 by Shadowflux]



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 11:39 AM
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23 of them were found guilty, 3 were acquitted due to diplomatic immunity. Five Italians were acquitted, though three of them were found guilty of being accomplices to kidnapping.

news.yahoo.com...



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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Well, its a feeble start, and a bit anemic, but at least it is a start. It is way overdue for the CIA to be held accountable for its illegal activities.

Hopefully, if an international arrest warrant is issued, these guys could be nabbed if they traveled to Europe; otherwise there is no way the US would give them up.

In a just world, the US would prosecute them themselves -- but we know that world does not exist.



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:53 PM
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Thx for the links!!



posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:59 PM
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Was this story the basis for the movie "Rendition" with Jake Gyllenhal and Reese Witherspoon? I saw this a few months ago and it wasnt that bad of a movie. I read that it was based on a true story, or loosely based.



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