Rendition Trial Opens in Milan; U.S. Agents Absent

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The trial of a group of Americans and Italians accused of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric begins in Milan, Italy.

Twenty-six Americans, most believed to be members of the CIA, and six Italian secret service agents are charged with involvement in the so-called "rendition" of Abu Omar, who was seized in 2003 and then sent to Egypt, where he says he was tortured.

None of the suspects were in court for the hearing, and none of the Americans are believed to be in Italy.



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