MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A former officer of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) faces extradition to Italy over the abduction of an Egyptian cleric in Milan, The Washington Post reports.
"I’ve spent years wanting to counter the charges against me. Right now, I want to know what happens, step by step, in Italy," Sabrina De Sousa told the newspaper on Thursday.
De Sousa, a dual Portuguese and American citizen, was among 26 Americans convicted in absentia in Italy for her involvement in the kidnapping of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr (Abu Omar) in February 2003 in Milan. She resigned from the CIA in 2009 and moved to Portugal last spring.
According to the newspaper, De Sousa claims that she played no role in the actual kidnapping of Abu Omar and only provided interpreting services during discussions about a year prior to the abduction.
Abu Omar was flown to Egypt after he was kidnapped, was beaten and subjected to electric shock and was eventually released, according to The Washington Post.