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Libyan dissident sues Britain

Former Libyan military commander Abdelhakim Belhadj. (AP Photo)

Amina Taylor
Press TV, London

Britain’s highest court has ruled that ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, and the UK government must face kidnap and torture claims brought by former Libyan dissident Abdelhakim Belhadj. Lawyers for Belhadj claim he, along with his then-pregnant wife, was handed over to Libyan authorities in 2004 with the help of then-British government and that they were subsequently tortured in the North African country.


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