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Italian Denies C.I.A. Link

Italy’s chief of military intelligence told a parliamentary committee on Sunday that his agency did not authorize or take part in the Central Intelligence Agency-led seizure of a radical Muslim cleric known as Abu Omar in Milan in 2003. The intelligence chief, Gen. Nicolò Pollari, was questioned privately for more than four hours. Italian prosecutors are investigating whether Italian agents or officials in the former government of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi broke the law by cooperating with the C.I.A. in its so-called rendition program, in which terrorism suspects are seized without legal recourse and taken to different countries for questioning. Full Story

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