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UK Apologises over Treatment of Libyan Dissident

By John Lee. The British government has apologised to Libyan dissident and his wife who were detained and handed over to the Gaddafi regime in 2004. Prime Minister Theresa May said Abdul Hakim Belhaj (pictured) and Fatima Boudchar, who was pregnant at the time, had suffered “appalling treatment” after they were kidnapped in Thailand by US […]

Libyan wins right to sue UK Govt

By John Lee. The UK’s Supreme Court has ruled this morning that the British government, and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, may be sued by a former Libyan dissident. Abdul-Hakim Belhaj alleges that MI6 helped the United States kidnap him and his pregnant wife in Bangkok in March 2004, returning them to Tripoli where they both […]

No MI6 Officers to face Charges over Libyan Rendition

By John Lee. The United Kingdom’s Crown Prosecution Service has said that a former senior MI6 officer will not face charges over his alleged involvement in the rendition of Libyan dissidents to Gaddafi regime. In one of the cases, ex-Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj claims MI6  helped to arrange the covert rendition of him and his […]