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Italy upholds verdict on CIA agents in rendition case

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posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 02:52 PM
as an american i see this as very good news.

TextItaly's highest appeals court has upheld guilty verdicts on 23 Americans, all but one of them CIA agents, accused of kidnapping a terror suspect. Their case related to the abduction of an Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003. The man, known as Abu Omar, was allegedly flown to Egypt and tortured. The Americans were tried in absentia, in the first trial involving extraordinary rendition, the CIA's practice of transferring suspects to countries where torture is permitted. The practice has been condemned by human rights groups as a violation of international agreements. The group of Americans - 22 of whom were CIA agents and one an Air Force pilot - are believed to be living in the US and are unlikely to serve their sentences. Italy has never requested their extradition but they will be unable to travel to Europe without risking arrest.

even though as the article states, those sentence will most likely never be incarcerated, it's nice to see this hit the world headlines.

link to bbc

posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 03:22 PM
How come we don't see the people who authorized it names being mentioned.

posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 03:27 PM
reply to post by Echo007

because if we mention them we would be renditioned.

posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 03:46 PM
The very best thing for the Italian goverment to do would be to expose the real names of all the agents they have IDs for.....the people would be at least then known for their actions, wether following orders or not....they could have resigned im sure.....
We the PUBLIC need to have this stuff pushed in our faces so we remeber whats been happening......
The snowball us with data, thats impossible to discerne veracity least while that data is supposedly \"actionable...."
This sets up a constant feeeling we are one step behind you understand how demoraliing this kind of psywar is over the long haul?
Never doubt that the US goverment is using every psychological trick in the book to sway the opinion of its people......
We need to know who is willing to set the constitutions guarantees aside for their own benefit or others.


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