Egyptian cleric convicted of terror charges in Milan
December 7, 2013, 12:08 am TWN
MILAN -- An Egyptian cleric kidnapped as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program was convicted by an Italian court Friday of decade-old terror charges and sentenced to six years in prison, lawyers involved in the case said.
Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, was convicted in absentia in a closed-door trial. He has been in Egypt since resurfacing after his 2003 abduction, and is unlikely to be returned to Italy to serve the sentence.
Nasr's lawyer, Carmelo Scambia, said Nasr denies that he was in any way associated with terrorism.