Italy to probe CIA rendition
Al Jazeera English - Europe:
Suspects include 26 Americans, most believed to be CIA agents, as well as six Italians, including Nicolo Pollari, the former head of Italy's SISMI military intelligence agency.
Prosecutors believe the CIA agents, with help from SISMI, grabbed Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr off a Milan street, bundled him into a van and flew him out of Italy from a US airbase. Nasr, an Egyptian also known as Abu Omar, says he was tortured by Egyptian agents under questioning there with electric shocks, beatings, rape threats and genital abuse.
Nasr also said in an 11-page handwritten account that he was offered freedom if he collaborated with authorities, but he refused. A high-ranking SISMI suspect says the CIA wanted the agency to help it abduct the imam but that he declined.