Italy Condemned for Role in CIA Rendition Plot
Italy condemned for role in CIA rendition plot
ECHR rules Italy complict in Abu Omar extraordinary rendition, orders £80,000 compensation
The court found Italy guilty of numerous human rights violations in the case of Imam Osama Mustafa Hassan Nasr – better known as Abu Omar – who was abducted while walking down a street in Milan and taken to a US air force base in Germany and then on to Egypt.
These included violating the ban on torture and inhuman or degrading treatment, the right to liberty, the respect for private and family life and the right to an effective remedy.
“The Court found it established that the Italian authorities were aware that the applicant had been a victim of an extraordinary rendition operation which had begun with his abduction in Italy and had continued with his transfer abroad,” it said.
The court also condemned the Italian government for allowing agents involved in the kidnapping to escape with “impunity”
This story first appeared Feb. 23 in the Daily Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/12170557/Italy-condemned-for-role-in-CIA-rendition-plot.html