Italy’s former spy chief sentenced to a decade in prison

Italy’s former spy chief sentenced to a decade in prison


The former Italian intelligence chief, Nicolo Pollari, was sentenced on 12 February to 10 years imprisonment for his involvement in a secret CIA rendition case.

In addition, the court in Milan gave former SISMI* deputy Marco Mancini nine years and sentenced three other staff members to six years in jail each.

The case concerned the abduction of a Muslim cleric from Milan to Egypt in 2003. Osama Mustafa Hassan, better known as Abu Omar, was kidnapped from Milan and flown to Egypt for i...


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