The State Department said Wednesday it was “deeply disappointed” over the imminent extradition of a former CIA agent from Portugal to Italy for her alleged role in a counterterrorism operation authorized by the U.S. government some 14 years ago.
Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA case officer, was detained Monday in Portugal and is awaiting extradition to Italy and four years in prison for the 2003 abduction of a suspected terrorist living in Milan.
“We have seen reports that Portugal is proceeding with the execution of a European Arrest Warrant and transfer of Sabrina de Sousa to Italy,” a senior State Department official told Fox News. “We are deeply disappointed in her conviction and sentence.”
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De Sousa faces prison time in Italy for her role in a CIA interrogation.
The operation was part of the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program — and one De Sousa