Sunday, January 07, 2007

An extraordinary memoir of the Egyptian whose rendition in Italy is at the center of the ongoing court case against five Italians and 26 Americans

'This is how they kidnapped me from Italy' | Chicago Tribune: "Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, set down on paper his version of his abduction in Italy and imprisonment in Egypt. The 6,300-word letter, written in Arabic script and smuggled out of Egypt's Torah Prison by a visitor, is now in the hands of Italian prosecutors, who say they plan to offer it to the court as his testimony in absentia. Here is the text of the letter in English from a translator hired by the Tribune. It is a complete text except for a few edits and missing words that are noted in brackets."

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