Italian judge indicts US soldier for Calipari-Sgrena shooting in Iraq

This video from the USA is called Giuliana Sgrena Italian Journalist press conference in Judson Church New York.

From Italian news agency ANSA:

Judge orders trial for US soldier

Mario Lozano accused of killing Italian agent in Iraq

ROME (ANSA) – A Rome judge has indicted Mario Luis Lozano, the United States soldier accused of murdering an Italian secret agent in a controversial ‘friendly fire’ incident in Iraq in 2005.

Judge Sante Spinaci granted an indictment request made seven months ago by prosecutors in the capital, who want the trial to go ahead even though Lozano will not be present.

Proceedings are set to begin on April 17 in Rome.

Lozano is accused of firing on an Italian car carrying Italian Military Intelligence Service (SISMI) officer Nicola Calipari and a released hostage to Baghdad airport late on March 4, 2005.

Calipari died shielding hostage Giuliana Sgrena, who was slightly wounded. A Carabinieri officer was also wounded.

As well as homicide, Wednesday’s indictment also cited attempted double homicide on the part of Lozano, whose current whereabouts are unknown.

“I am very satisfied by this first step towards the truth,” commented Calipari’s widow, Rosa Villecco, who is now a senator for the centre-left coalition of Romano Prodi.

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