Ex-CIA agent going to jail for kidnapping of Muslim preacher in Italy

Ex-CIA agent going to jail for kidnapping of Muslim preacher in Italy
This combo image shows former CIA agent Sabrina de Sousa (left) and Egyptian cleric Osama Hassan Mustafa Nasr, alias Abu Omar. (Twitter and AP file photo)
Updated 29 June 2017

Ex-CIA agent going to jail for kidnapping of Muslim preacher in Italy

Ex-CIA agent going to jail for kidnapping of Muslim preacher in Italy

LISBON, Portugal: A former CIA agent says she is returning to Italy this week to serve a three-year sentence for taking part in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric in Milan 14 years ago.
Egyptian cleric Osama Hassan Mustafa Nasr, known as Abu Omar, had claimed he was kidnapped by CIA agents off the streets of Milan and taken to Egypt where he said he was tortured.
Sabrina de Sousa told The Associated Press in an e-mail she will go to Italy on Friday. She says she is currently in the United States after undergoing a medical procedure.
An Italian court found De Sousa was part of the US “extraordinary rendition” anti-terrorism program, launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The Portuguese-American was arrested at Lisbon Airport in 2015, but was released in March after Italy dropped its extradition request.
Italy’s president then granted De Sousa partial clemency, shaving one year off her sentence. She could be eligible for community service instead of serving prison time.