Judge in Italy Convicts 23 Americans in 2003 CIA Kidnapping of Egyptian Cleric

By Maria de Cristofaro and Sebastian Rotella
Los Angeles Times | November 4, 2009

" ... Overall, the verdict was a victory for anti-terrorism prosecutors and police in Milan who spent six years building a massive, politically charged prosecution, the first anywhere of the CIA's so-called "extraordinary rendition" program. The trial endured delays, legal battles and attempts by the Italian government to scuttle the proceedings. ... "

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