Italian Court Sentences 23 CIA Agents Over Rendition Flight

By Richard Owen in Rome

The Americans were all tried in absentia, but the verdicts were nevertheless hailed by human rights campaigners as an important victory that could open the way to further prosecutions. Two lower-ranking agents of the Italian military agency SISMI were sentenced to three years each.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23895.htm

 

Italian court sentences 23 CIA agents over kidnap flight

An Italian court sentenced 23 former CIA agents to up to eight years in prison today for their role in the abduction of an Egyptian terrorist suspect in the first trial over "extraordinary renditions".

//www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6903439.ece



EXCLUSIVE: Convicted CIA Spy Says "We Broke the Law"

By MATTHEW COLE, AVNI PATEL, and BRIAN ROSS

Sabrina deSousa Says U.S. "Betrayed" Her and Others Found Guilty in Kidnapping of Muslim Cleric in Italy.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23902.htm

 

A Court Decision that Reflects What Type of Country the U.S. is

By Glenn Greenwald

Even when government officials purposely subject an innocent person to brutal torture, they enjoy full immunity.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23896.htm

 

Who Are The Six Uighurs Released From Guantánamo To Palau?

By Andy Worthington

I have written at length about the plight of Guantánamo's Uighurs, innocent men caught up in the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001, who were mostly seized and sold to U.S. forces by Pakistani villagers after fleeing a settlement in Afghanistan's Tora Bora mountains where they had been living a Spartan live for several months, free from Chinese oppression.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23894.htm



Former UK Ambassador: CIA Sent People to be 'Raped with Broken Bottles'

By Daniel Tencer

The CIA relied on intelligence based on torture in prisons in Uzbekistan, a place where widespread torture practices include raping suspects with broken bottles and boiling them alive, says a former British ambassador to the central Asian country.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23906.htm


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Center for Constitutional Rights: Rendition Victims Can Get Justice in Italy and Canada But Not in US
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/11/04-11

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Italy, the CIA and Rendition

Michael Moran, GlobalPost: "The label 'War on Terror' may be out of style as a description of American counterterrorism strategy, but Wednesday in Rome an Italian court served notice that some of its more controversial practices - including the abduction of alleged terrorists known as 'extraordinary rendition' - would not be forgotten as quickly as some Americans might prefer."

//www.truthout.org/1105093

 

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