The CIA's Italian Job
The CIA's abduction of a suspected terrorist from Milan ruined a major surveillance operation and violated Italy's national sovereignty. Now, those responsible are facing trial.
"The kidnapping of Abu Omar was a serious crime", states Italian prosecutor Armando Spataro. "It also seriously damaged the fight against terrorism". Police have uncovered in minute detail how the CIA carried out the abduction and flew Abu Omar to Egypt to be tortured. "Such an act offends the Italian judiciary", states Judge Guido Salvini. The case is being closely watched in Europe, where other similar 'renditions' are known to have taken place.FULL SYNOPSIS