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Evidence of MI6 role in torture flight

Issue No. 2298

More evidence is emerging that the British government is responsible for torture.

Abdel Hakim Belhadj was “rendered” to Libya via British-controlled Diego Garcia in 2004.

Belhadj is suing the British government, its security forces, and Sir Mark Allen, a “former” director of MI6.

Evidence of Britain’s role in the rendition of him and his wife, Fatima Bouchar, is detailed in documents held by the Libyan security services, which came to light after Gaddafi was ousted.

Labour ministers from the time and the current Tories claimed torture flights didn’t happen.

Now they say they have stopped. They are lying.

Tony Blair and former Labour home secretary Jack Straw knew about the flights.

One senior minister signed off on this specific rendition.


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Tue 10 Apr 2012, 18:20 BST
Issue No. 2298
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