Thursday, October 25, 2007
Italian's Cannot Try US Soldier
An Italian court has thrown out a case against a US soldier charged over the killing of an Italian intelligence agent in Iraq in March 2005. The court ruled that Italy had no jurisdiction in the case against Mario Lozano, who was on trial in absentia. The agent, Nicola Calipari, was shot dead on his way to the Baghdad airport after securing the release of a kidnapped Italian reporter. Spc. Lozano denies any wrongdoing, saying he had no choice but to fire.