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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 […]

Thai workers won’t return to restless Libya

Thai workers will not be sent back to Libya because the country has not yet returned to normal, says a senior diplomat who is responsible for overseas job placement programmes. “Thailand has decided not to send back workers to Libya as the situation in the country is not yet completely safe,” director-general of Consular Affairs […]