Ex-CIA agent granted partial clemency in abduction of Muslim cleric
ROME — The Italian president granted partial clemency late Tuesday to an American ex-CIA agent on the eve of her expected extradition from Portugal to serve a prison sentence for her alleged role in the kidnapping of a Muslim cleric.
The presidential palace said President Sergio Mattarella had shaved one year off Sabrina de Sousa’s four-year sentence for her role in the abduction of the cleric, Osama Moustafa Hassan Nas. Also known as Abu Omar, he was kidnapped from a Milan street in February 2003.
The kidnapping was carried out under the United States’ “extraordinary rendition” anti-terrorism program, which was launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The program saw suspects kidnapped and transferred to..Read More HERE