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Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:15 AM

UK government 'approved Abdel Hakim Belhaj's rendition'

Source: BBC News

The UK government approved the 2004 rendition of a terror suspect to the Gaddafi regime, the BBC can reveal.

A letter from an MI6 officer refers to Abdel Hakim Belhaj's rendition to Libya. It congratulates the Libyans on the "safe arrival" of the "air cargo".

Mr Belhaj says he was tortured in jail. Successive UK governments have denied complicity in rendition or torture.

But BBC correspondent Peter Taylor says he understands Mr Belhaj's rendition was given ministerial approval.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17651797

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dipsydoodle Apr 2012 OP
Hubert Flottz Apr 2012 #1
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Response to dipsydoodle (Original post)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 07:35 AM

1. Tony is every bit as guilty as Bush and Cheney

Those three belong behind bars.

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Mon Apr 9, 2012, 12:01 PM

2. Extensive story at Raw Story and The Guardian UK

detailing how Tony Blair worked with Gaddafi to detain dissidents against the Gaddafi regime by using extraordinary rendition while the UK and the US established new oil deals with the Gaddafi government.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/08/documents-show-britain-initiated-extraordinary-rendition-of-libyan-woman/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/apr/08/libya-moussa-koussa
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/08/special-report-britain-rendition-libya

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