>> Italy has given a last minute reprieve to a former CIA spy convicted six years ago of involvement in a 2003 kidnapping in Milan. Sabrina De Sousa's lawyer says she was already at an airport in Portugal awaiting extradition, when the news came that Italy had given her a partial pardon.
An American and Portuguese citizen, she was detained last week in Portugal and held at this jail near Lisbon. De Sousa is one of 26 people tried in absentia who Italy says was involved in the kidnapping of an Egyptian Muslim Cleric off of Milan's street during the early years of the Bush administration.
Hassan Mustafa Osama Nasa says he was then taken to Egypt, enduring torture for seven months. Called an extra ordinary rendition it was one of the Bush administration's most controversial practices, implemented after the 2001 Al Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. It was ended by President Bush's successor Barack Obama years later.
Italy says the program's cancellation and the pardoning of two others in 2015 wait on their decision to reduce her sentencing from seven years to three which she can make up in community service in Portugal. De Sousa had admitted to working for the CIA but maintains she is innocent, claiming she was on vacation in the Alps at the time of the incident.
She has campaigned for years to clear her name.