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CIA guilty in Italy rendition case

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An Italian court has convicted 23 US officials in absentia of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric under the process of extraordinary rendition.

Abu Omar - whose real name is Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr - was kidnapped on a Milan street in 2003, and taken to another country, where he says he was tortured.

Duncan Kennedy reports from Rome.

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