Former CIA member asks for pardon in Italian kidnapping

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- A former U.S. CIA station chief in Italy has reached out to the Italian president seeking to be pardoned for his role in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric.

Amnesty reacts to Italian CIA ruling

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Washington should distance itself from harsh interrogation techniques or face questions regarding its commitment to human rights, Amnesty International said.

Ex-govt. worker wants rendition immunity

WASHINGTON, May 15 (UPI) -- A former U.S. government employee accused by Italy of participating in a CIA kidnapping, has sued the U.S. State Department, demanding diplomatic immunity.

Rendition trial opens in Milan

MILAN, Italy, June 8 (UPI) -- A trial related to the controversial U.S. policy of "extraordinary rendition" opened Friday in Italy.

Kidnapped cleric to sue Italy, U.S.

CAIRO, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An Egyptian lawyer says that a Muslim cleric abducted in Milan in 2003, allegedly by the CIA, is planning to sue both the United States and Italy.

Italy sets January terror hearing date

MILAN, Italy, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- An Italian court Monday set Jan. 9 for the hearing into the alleged U.S. abduction of a Muslim cleric in Milan in 2003 for terror interrogation in Egypt.

Italy arrests 2 agents in CIA kidnap case

ROME, July 5 (UPI) -- Italy arrested two of its own intelligence agents Wednesday for their alleged roles in helping the CIA abduct an Egyptian Muslim cleric in Milan in 2003.

Imam allegedly taken by CIA seeks return

MILAN, Italy, April 7 (UPI) -- A Muslim imam allegedly taken to Egypt under the CIA's extraordinary rendition program has asked to be returned to Italy, where his wife and children live.

Italian intel: Rome unaware of abduction

ROME, March 6 (UPI) -- An Italian intelligence official told a European Parliament investigation Rome knew nothing about the alleged abduction of a Muslim cleric by the CIA.

Italy issues six more CIA warrants

MILAN, Italy, July 25 (UPI) -- An Italian court has issued six new arrest warrants for CIA employees accused of allegedly kidnapping a radical Muslim cleric.

Italy orders CIA-linked officials held

MILAN, Italy, June 24 (UPI) -- An Italian judge ordered the arrest of 13 people with links to the CIA for the alleged kidnapping of an Egyptian terror suspect in Milan two year ago.

Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr (Arabic: حسن مصطفى أسامة نصر‎) (born 18 March 1963), also known as Abu Omar, is an Egyptian cleric. He was living in Milan, Italy when he was allegedly kidnapped by the CIA and tortured in Egypt. The "Imam Rapito affair" prompted a series of investigations in Italy.

He is a member of al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya, an Islamic organisation dedicated to the overthrow of the Egyptian government. The group has been linked to the murder of Anwar Sadat in 1981 and a terrorist campaign in the 1990s that culminated in the November 1997 Luxor massacre. As a result it is considered a terrorist organization by the United States and European Union. After the Egyptians declared the group illegal, Nasr sought asylum in Italy.

While in Albania in the mid-1990s, Nasr is reported to have served as an informant for the Albanian national intelligence service, SHiK.

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