- Surveillance photo of Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasr in January 2003; Source: Wikimedia Commons
Of the 23 CIA employees, 22 received a sentence of seven years while CIA station chief Robert Seldon Lady was sentenced to nine years of prison; all in absentia. The judgment implies that the convicts may be arrested if they travel to Europe. At the moment it is unclear whether Italy will ask for extradition.
In 2003, the Muslim cleric Osama Mustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, was kidnapped in bright daylight for his alleged role in recruiting men to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was brought to an Egyptian prison where he spent four years. Abu Omar claimed that he had been tortured.
The court also ordered each convict to pay €1m in damages to Abu Omar and €500,000 to his wife.