Italian prosecutor seeks six more arrest warrants in CIA kidnapping probe

[JURIST] In the wake of an Italian judge's decision last month to issue warrants for 13 CIA operatives [JURIST report] wanted in connection with the kidnapping of radical Muslim cleric Abu Omar [Washington Post report] off the streets of Milan in 2003, Italian prosecutor Armando Spataro asked an appeals court Wednesday to issue six more arrest warrants for purported CIA agents. When the initial 13 warrants were issued, that court refused to issue warrants for the six operatives Spataro claims studied the area where the imam was seized, watched his daily activities, and determined the most efficient route for transporting Abu Omar to a joint US-Italian air base. A three-judge panel is expected to rule on Spataro's request in the next few days. AP has more.

 

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