A former CIA agent who was found guilty of kidnapping an Egyptian imam by an Italian court more than a decade ago said Thursday she intended to return to Italy to face her sentence, but hopes to avoid prison. Sabrina de Sousa, who holds dual American and Portuguese nationality, said she would leave Portugal to face the Italian courts over the abduction of radical preacher Abu Omar from a Milan street in 2003 in an operation allegedly led jointly by the CIA and the Italian intelligence services.
Sabrina de Sousa was tried and convicted in absentia over the kidnapping of a radical Egyptian cleric in Milan in 2003.
The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday condemned Italy over the 2003 kidnapping by the CIA of an Egyptian imam who had been granted political asylum by Italian authorities. Imam Osama Mustafa Hassan Nasr, better known as Abu ...
Sabrina De Sousa, 60, faces a prison sentence relating to the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric under a secret U.S. program.
Sabrina de Sousa was convicted by an Italian court for involvement in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric 13 years ago, as part of the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" program.