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Italy issues three more arrest warrants in CIA abduction case

[JURIST] Milan Prosecutor Armando Spataro announced Friday the approval of three new arrest warrants in connection for purported CIA operatives with the kidnapping of a radical Muslim in 2003 [Washington Post report] in Milan. A total of 22 purported CIA operatives are now sought by Italian police. Italy may request extradition [JURIST report] for those accused, but US cooperation in such a request is not likely. The US embassy in Rome [official website] on Friday reaffirmed their position of not commenting on the case. The incident has strained relations with Italy [JURIST report] and created suspicion that the US took cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, to Egypt so that he could be tortured, a tactic called "extraordinary rendition". AP has more.

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