Sami al-Saadi
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UK pays £2m over Libya rendition claim

The UK government has agreed to pay £2.2m ($3.5m) to a Libyan dissident and his family who say MI6 was involved in their illegal rendition.

Sami al-Saadi says MI6 worked together with the CIA and Libyan forces to to kidnap him and his family, and forcibly transported them to Libya in 2004.

He says he was then imprisoned and tortured. Despite the pay-out, the government has not admitted liability in the case.

James Robbins reports.

  • 13 Dec 2012
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