Ex-CIA agent convicted in Italy fights to stay in Portugal

In this July 10, 2012 photo, Sabrina De Sousa poses for a portrait in Pentagon Row, Va. Virginia, on Tuesday July 10, 2012. De Sousa, a former CIA operative convicted of the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric as part of the extraordinary renditions program has been detained in Portugal and is awaiting a decision on whether she will be turned over to Italy to serve her six-year sentence, a top Italian prosecutor said Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post via AP) WASHINGTON TIMES OUT; NEW YORK TIMES OUT;THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER AND USA TODAY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - A Portuguese court official says a former CIA operative convicted of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric in Milan as part of the U.S. extraordinary renditions program is fighting against being sent to Italy to serve the six-year sentence she received in absentia there.

Sabrina De Sousa, who has both U.S. and Portuguese citizenship, was arrested at Lisbon's international airport Monday on a European arrest warrant.

Luis Vaz das Neves, president of the Lisbon court handling her case, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Friday that De Sousa told a judge she wants to stay in Portugal, where she has been living recently.

He said De Sousa handed both her passports over to the court, which gave her 10 days to provide written legal arguments against her extradition.