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Italian court convicts 23 Americans of kidnapping in CIA rendition of Muslim cleric

surrael: "The trial, which began in June 2007, [has been] the first involving the CIA's so-called 'extraordinary rendition' programme."
surrael: "...Obama administration has expressed its disappointment..."
surrael: appeal is 'likely' and the US citizens were tried in absence ... three were acquitted
surrael: 5yrs ... 8 for the ringleader
surrael: three yrs each for the local accomplices
surrael: plus damages
surrael: "...kidnapped in daylight on a Milan street in February 2003 and flown to Germany, and then Cairo, where he was held for years until being released without charge..."
surrael: some higher level agents acquitted because they are super sekret agentz and can't be held accountable for anything because a judge said so
surrael: anyone know what the international version would be of a Senatorial Enquiry or Royal Commission?
surrael: erm inquiry .. not enquiry
surrael: i think i'm gonna call that a What The Fuck's Going On Around Here Mega-Inquisition ... and we need one
surrael: hmm .. UN Inquiry seems to fit that description
surrael: as in UN inquiry demands immediate closure of Guantanamo
surrael: viz
surrael: a complaint under the UN Human Rights Council 1503 Complaint Procedure
surrael: dated 2005 .. a while ago ...

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