Abdul Hakim Belhaj
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Rendition case against UK to proceed after court ruling

A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Abdul Hakim Belhaj alleges that former foreign secretary Jack Straw and MI6 were complicit in arranging his and his wife's rendition from China in 2004.

The High Court had ruled the case could not be heard in the UK courts because it could damage foreign relationships, but appeal judges said the claims were so "grave" a court should hear them.

Gordon Corera reports.

  • 30 Oct 2014
  • From the section UK
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