Former CIA operative Sabrina de Sousa has lost her appeal in Portugal’s supreme court against extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for her part in an “extraordinary rendition” programme.
De Sousa whop has both US and Portuguese passports was arrested at Lisbon airport when en route to India, last October on a European warrant. She’s among 26 Americans convicted in absentia in Italy for the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric in Milan when she was working in Italy under diplomatic cover.
Ex-CIA agent loses extradition appeal in Portuguese court https://t.co/D9fP8KwrUt— Richard Reynolds (@juniorsassyrule) April 11, 2016
Abu Omar had been given political asylum in Italy but fell under suspicion by the US for his links to fundamentalist networks and of allegedly having connections to al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.