Thursday, 10 May 2018

UK apology over Libyan dissident rendition per BBC News

The BBC report on the UK apology to Abdul Hakim Belhaj runs thus:

'The UK government has apologised to Libyan Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, who say an MI6 tip-off led to their capture and his torture by Colonel Gaddafi's forces.

Attorney General Jeremy Wright said the settlement with the couple included a £500,000 payment to Ms Boudchar.

Mr Belhaj says MI6 helped the US kidnap him in Thailand in 2004 to return him and his wife to Libya.

UK actions had contributed to the couple's capture, Mr Wright said.'

No mention of what government was in power at the time, but that would be the Labour Party and the BBC don't like criticising the Labour Party's record. 

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