Friday, June 24, 2005


AFP: Italians file on CIA agents for kidnapping-torture

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ROME (AFP) - Italian authorities have issued arrest warrants for 13 agents of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) accused of kidnapping an Islamic leader in northern Italy, an Italian newspaper reported.

CIAOsama Mustafa Hassan, also known as Abu Omar, was seized in a street of Milan on February 17, 2003, by two Italian-speakers claiming to want to check his identity. He has been missing since, the Corriere della Sera reported.

Hassan was the former imam of a Milan mosque which had been placed under close watch following the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

The CIA agents are suspected of abducting Hassan and transferring him to the US military base at Aviano in northern Italy, and from there to an Egyptian jail, where his entourage claim he was tortured during interrogation.  Full AFP-Yahoo News story.

Submitted by:  Dave Haigler - Abilene - http://demlog.blogspot.com

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