Crime and Court news / Foreign relations

CIA operatives in Italy found guilty of kidnapping



Although no judgment will probably ever be executed, at least on paper the Italian Courts have wiped out the entire CIA network in Italy, including its chief Jeff Castelli.

Mr. Castelli, together with other two CIA operatives, has been found guilt of kidnapping by the Milan Court of Appeals, after having being acquitted by the Court of first instance thanks to his diplomatic immunity.

The judgments against other 23 operatives have already been upheld by the Italian Supreme Court.

The CIA is accused of kidnapping Mr. Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr, aka Abu Omar, in Milan in 2003. Mr. Nasr was the imam of a mosque in Milan, and was suspected of terrorist links. He was illegally transferred to Egypt, where he was allegedly tortured.

It is still unclear whether the Italian Intelligence Services were involved.


3 thoughts on “CIA operatives in Italy found guilty of kidnapping

  1. Pingback: Italy has high-ranking CIA officer arrested in Panama | Italian Insight

  2. Pingback: Presidential pardon never so popular in Italy | Italian Insight

  3. Pingback: Italian Government buries Abu Omar case | Italian Insight

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s