Search This Blog

Sunday, February 3, 2013

ITALY: Jeffrey Castelli, Ex-CIA Rome Chief, Sentenced To Jail In Imam Kidnapping Case


THE former head of the CIA in Italy has been sentenced to seven years in prison in absentia for the kidnapping of a radical imam in Milan in 2003 as part of the US "extraordinary rendition" program.
Jeff Castelli was found guilty by an appeals court in Milan along with two other Central Intelligence Agency agents, who were each given six years, Italian media reported on Friday.

The three had been acquitted at their first trial because judges recognised their diplomatic immunity but prosecutors had appealed against the verdict.
Italy's top court last year upheld guilty verdicts against 23 other CIA agents over the same incident and ordered a re-trial for five Italian ex-spies accused of taking part.
Osama Mustafa Hassan, a radical Egyptian Islamist better known as Abu Omar, was snatched in the street in an operation coordinated by the CIA and the Italian military intelligence agency SISMI. 
Abu Omar, who enjoyed political asylum in Italy at the time, was then allegedly taken to a US air base in northeast Italy, flown to a US base in Germany and on to Cairo, where he says he was tortured.
The "extraordinary rendition" program was launched by then US President George W. Bush in the wake of the 2011 attacks in the United States.

Google+


Category

1915 Armenian Genocide 21st-century Christian martyrs‎ africa al assad Al Qaeda albania anti-Morsi protests Apostles Arab Christian Arab-Orthodox Archimandrite Tikhon Shevkunov army Asia Australia bank BBC Belarusian Orthodox Church Bethlehem bible Bible movies bible translations bulgaria Bulgarian Orthodox Church Byzantine byzantine music C.I.A. Cairo China Christian Armenians christianity christians christmas Christmas Traditions Christmas tree church Conspiracy Constantinople coptic church copts cyprus daily news Documentary Easter economy Ecumenical Patriarch Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople egypt egypt pope elder Elder Ephraim of Vatopaidi elder joseph of vatopaidi elder Paisios Elder Porphyrios english subtitles Epiphany europe food Fr Seraphim Rose france FREE books FREE Greetings Cards fyrmacedonia Georgian Orthodox Church germany greece greek greek food greek music Greek Orthodox Church Greek Orthodox Easter greek orthodoxy health and medicine Holy Fathers Holy Scripture Holy Tradition icon Internet Interview iran islam islamist israel Italy jerusalem Jesus Christ jews jihad killed libya mafia Middle East Miraculous Icon monastery money mother of god mount athos Mount Sinai Movie Trailers music muslim muslims news orthodox church Orthodox Church in America pakistan Palestine patristic tradition photo photos picture politics pope Prophecy protests quotes recipes religion romania romanian orthodox church Russia Russian Orthodox Church saint Saints science Shroud of Turin Son of God spy St Nicholas of Myra syria The Mount Athos Food Evolution theotokos travel turkey tv UK Ukraine Ukrainian Orthodox Church usa Vatican vatopaidi video war Watch FREE full movie world
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...