December 10, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Radical cleric Abu Qatada pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in a Jordanian court on Tuesday and challenged the court's authority to try him under the terms of his deportation from Britain earlier this year. Qatada, whose real name is Omar Mahmoud Mohammed Othman, argued that the presence of ...[read more]
April 7, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Italian president Giorgio Napolitano on Friday pardoned US Air Force Colonel Joseph Romano of his conviction related to the US Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) abduction and extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric and terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. Joseph Romano was security ...[read more]
February 24, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
Four Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to Albania and Spain, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday. Three detainees, Tunisia native Aleh Bin Hadi Asasi, Egypt native Sharif Fati Ali al Mishad, and Libya native Abdul Rauf Omar Mohammad Abu al Qusin, were transferred to ...[read more]
November 4, 2009
by Carrie Schimizzi
Judge Oscar Magi of the Fourth Chamber of the Court of Milan on Wednesday convicted 23 former CIA agents for the 2003 kidnapping and rendition of Egyptian terror suspect Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr. The nearly three-year trial, which was delayed many times, is the first in the world involving the ...[read more]
September 2, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Lawyers for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by a former State Department official seeking diplomatic immunity against Italian charges of helping to unlawfully kidnap a suspected terrorist. Sabrina De Sousa is one of 26 Americans and seven ...[read more]
November 6, 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rapporteur Dick Marty testified Wednesday at the trial of American and Italian intelligence officials for the 2003 abduction and rendition of Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, also known as Abu Omar. Recalling the findings of his own ...[read more]
January 18, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
Switzerland has suspended an investigation into US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents allegedly involved in the 2003 abduction and rendition of Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, a spokesperson from the Swiss Federal Prosecutor's Office said Friday. The Swiss Federal Council autho... ...[read more]
April 19, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The Italian Constitutional Court ruled Thursday that the Italian government can seek to quash the indictments of 33 American and Italian agents who allegedly kidnapped Egyptian cleric Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr in 2003. State lawyers will argue against the indictments on the grounds that ...[read more]
February 15, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) contacted Italian intelligence about the possibility of performing extraordinary renditions in the days following the September 11 attacks, according to testimony during Italian judicial proceedings against US and Italian agents on Thursday. The proceedings ...[read more]
February 14, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
Switzerland is launching a criminal probe into the alleged unlawful use of Swiss airspace by US agents in anti-terrorist operations after authorization Wednesday by the Swiss Federal Council, which said in a statement that there was evidence that basic norms of international law were violated... ...[read more]

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