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Portuguese Court Rejects Ex-CIA Agent's Extradition Appeal

  • Associated Press

FILE - In this April 11, 2007 file photo, Egyptian cleric Osama Hassan Mustafa Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, who was allegedly kidnapped by CIA agents in an Italian city and taken to Egypt, talks on his mobile phone as he walks in a Cairo street.

FILE - In this April 11, 2007 file photo, Egyptian cleric Osama Hassan Mustafa Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, who was allegedly kidnapped by CIA agents in an Italian city and taken to Egypt, talks on his mobile phone as he walks in a Cairo street.

An official at Portugal's Supreme Court says judges have rejected a former CIA operative's appeal against extradition to Italy to serve a six-year sentence for her part in an extraordinary renditions program.

The official told The Associated Press that Sabrina De Sousa's only remaining recourse is to appeal to Portugal's Constitutional Court, arguing her extradition order is unconstitutional.

De Sousa was among 26 Americans convicted in absentia in Italy for the 2003 kidnapping of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr in Milan.

The Portuguese court official spoke on condition of anonymity Monday in accordance with court rules.

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