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Portugal may extradite former CIA agent to Italy in rendition case

An appeals court in Lisbon, Portugal issued a decision Wednesday to extradite to Italy a former CIA counterterrorism officer who was one of nearly two-dozen agency operatives prosecuted and convicted on kidnapping charges in absentia in Milan in connection with the notorious rendition of a radical Egyptian cleric in 2003.

Sabrina De Sousa, 60, a dual US/Portuguese citizen, was en route to see her mother in India last October when she was arrested at Lisbon Portela Airport on an outstanding European arrest warrant issued by Italian authorities. She was forced to surrender her Portuguese and US passports while a judge considered whether she should be extradited.

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