Portuguese Supreme Court Affirms Extradition of Former CIA Agent to Italy in Kidnapping Case

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Author: 

Bruce Zagaris

Date Published: 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Volume: 

32

Issue: 

4

Subject Areas: 

Arrest
Central Intelligence Agency
Charged with Crimes
Comparative and International Law
Counter-terrorism
Court Conviction
Cross-Border Communication
Detention
Extradition
Fair Trial
Fugitive
Kidnaping
Law Enforcement
Trial
Warrants

Geographic Identifier: 

Italy
Portugal
United States

Abstract: 

On April 11, 2016, the Portuguese Supreme Court announced it had affirmed the decision of March 10, 2016 of the Supreme Court of Justice (the lower court) to extradite former CIA agent, Sabrina de Sousa, 59 years old and of both U.S. and Portuguese nationality, to Italy where she has been convicted in the kidnapping of Osama Mustapha Hassan Nasr, known as Abu Omar.