– Italy’s former military intelligence chief has been sentenced to 10 years’ in prison for complicity in the CIA’s abduction of an Egyptian Muslim cleric under a program begun after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The appeals court in Milan sentenced Niccolo Pollari to 10 years and his former deputy Marco Mancini to nine years for their role in the kidnapping of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, from the streets of Milan in 2003.
Twenty-three Americans, including Robert Seldon Lady, a former CIA station chief in Milan, were tried in absentia in the case in 2009 and convicted.
While Nasr was initially charged with membership of an illegal organisation, the charges were ultimately dropped. He has since been released – The Age