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Judge Delays Trial of CIA Case

Posted Jun 18, 2007 10:52 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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An Italian judge has suspended the trial of 26 Americans accused of participating in a CIA kidnapping of an accused terrorist.

The judge suspended the case until the highest court in Italy rules on the Italian government’s request for dismissal of the indictments, Associated Press reports. The government contends the judge who issued the indictment improperly relied on state secrets.

The opinion is expected to be issued on Oct. 19.

Revelations in a trial could provide embarrassing details about a Central Intelligence Agency program of “extraordinary renditions” in which it moves terrorism suspects to other countries without public legal proceedings.

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