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UK pays £2.2m to settle Libyan rendition claim

The UK government has agreed to pay more than £2m to a Libyan dissident and his family who say MI6 was involved in their illegal rendition.

Sami al-Saadi and his family were forcibly transferred to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's Libya in 2004.

Their lawyers say the pay-out ends the family's legal action against the UK, in which they were arguing MI6 was instrumental in their kidnap.

The UK still faces a further allegation of rendition from another Libyan.

The BBC's Frank Gardner explained the implications of the payout.

  • 13 Dec 2012
  • From the section UK