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Ex-CIA Agent Manages to Avoid Italian Prison Cell

After Italian president shaves a year off Sabrina de Sousa's sentence

(Newser) - The Italian president granted partial clemency late Tuesday to an American ex-CIA agent on the eve of her expected extradition from Portugal to serve a prison sentence for her alleged role in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric, the AP reports. The presidential palace said President Sergio Mattarella had shaved... More »

Ex-Agent Going to Jail Over CIA's Rendition Program

Sabrina De Sousa faces 4 years in prison in Italy

(Newser) - A Portuguese court has ordered police to extradite a former CIA agent to Italy, where she's due to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a US program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation. Police took Sabrina De Sousa to a Portuguese jail, where she's... More »

Italian Spy Boss Gets 10 Years for Helping CIA

Niccolo Pollari sentenced over imam's 'extraordinary rendition'

(Newser) - Italy's former head of military intelligence has been sentenced to a decade in prison for helping the CIA kidnap a Muslim cleric in Milan, Reuters reports. Three Americans have also been convicted in absentia over the plot, though they're not likely to serve their sentences. Egyptian imam Abu... More »

Italy Tries CIA Agents Accused of Kidnapping Terror Suspect

Seized imam moved to Egypt for interrogation

(Newser) - The controversial trial in absentia of 25 CIA operatives and a former head of Italian intelligence opens today in Milan, just as President Bush arrives in Italy. The International Herald Tribune reports on the implications of the case, which centers on the abduction of a Muslim terror suspect who was... More »

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