Extraordinary rendition they call it, but in reality it’s kidnapping, even when it’s done by spooks out for vengeance and ready to torture to find out anything their target knows.
And now a former CIA officer is looking at a Spanish prison sentence for following orders and carrying out a kidnap on Spanish soil.
Given that she was convicted, it’s a fair assumption she was operating under non-official cover [NOC] rather than the prison-exempt official cover uder by officers assigned to embassy positions carrying diplomatic immunity.
The story from BBC News:
A former CIA agent has said that she expects to be extradited imminently from Portugal to jail in Italy for her alleged role in the 2003 abduction of a terror suspect in Milan.
Sabrina de Sousa says she lost an appeal against extradition last week. She is one of 26 Americans convicted in their absence for the abduction of Egyptian cleric Abu Omar.
He was allegedly flown to Egypt from Italy and tortured as part of the US extraordinary renditions programme.
Ms de Sousa said she was waiting to be informed when she will be transferred to Italy, where she has been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in jail.