Egyptian cleric Osama Hassan Mustafa Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, shows a dark scar on his arm during his first public appearance since he was released from Egyptian custody, in Alexandria, Feb. 22, 2007. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser, File)
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The European Court of Human Rights Tuesday condemned Italy over the 2003 kidnapping by the CIA of an Egyptian imam who had been granted political asylum by the authorities.Italy has denied any involvement in the rendition of Abu Omar, who now lives in Egypt and was also convicted in absentia and sentenced to six years by an Italian court in 2013 .Twenty-three Americans, including 22 CIA agents, were convicted in absentia 2009 by an Italian court over the 2003 abduction, after which the preacher was flown to Egypt where his lawyers say he was tortured.
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