German Prosecutor Would Have Filed Indictments for CIA Rendition Had US Provided Information

By: Monday February 18, 2013 3:42 pm

The German newspaper Spiegel has an interview with a German prosecutor, who ultimately decided not to file indictments in the case of Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar. Omar was kidnapped in a CIA operation in Italy and rendered to Germany and then Egypt, where he was tortured.


Convictions Upheld of Twenty-Three CIA Agents for Their Role in Kidnapping and Rendition in Italy

By: Thursday September 20, 2012 9:00 am

The highest appeals court in Italy upheld verdicts against twenty-three Americans, all of whom are CIA agents except one. They were found guilty of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric known as Abu Omar in 2003. Omar was flown to Egypt and tortured.

Though they each were given sentences of seven years or more, none of the American intelligence agents, including former Milan station chief Robert Seldon Lady, will ever serve a day in jail in Italy. However, they will be (and have been) limited in their abilities to travel to Europe since their convictions.

Obama Administration “Disappointed” Italy Enforces Laws Against Kidnapping

By: Thursday November 5, 2009 8:45 am

Responding to an Italian court’s conviction in absentia of 23 US officials for kidnapping a cleric in Italy, the Obama Administration further disgraced itself and America’s image by calling the results “disappointing.” They should have applied the word to themselves.

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