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UK government pays Libyan dissident’s family £2.2 million over MI6-aided rendition

Posted By admin On December 14, 2012 @ 11:42 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Richard Norton-Taylor
London Guardian [1]
Dec 14, 2012

Ministers have agree to pay more than £2m to the family of a prominent Libyan dissident abducted with the help of MI6 and secretly flown to Tripoli where he was tortured by the security police of the former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Having sought for years to avoid the agents of the Libyan dictator, Sami al-Saadi was forced on board a plane in Hong Kong with his wife and four young children in a joint UK-US-Libyan operation. They were then flown to Libya, where all of them were initially imprisoned. Saadi was held and tortured for years.

The Saadi family had accepted a settlement of £2.23m, the high court heard on Thursday. The government paid the sum by way of compensation and without admitting any liability.

Evidence of the UK’s role in the operation – believed to be the only case where an entire family was subjected to “extraordinary rendition” – came to light after Gaddafi’s fall in 2011.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/13/uk-government-pays-libyan-dissidents-family-2-2-million-over-mi6-aided-rendition/

[2] Gaddafi’s family to sue NATO: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gaddafis-family-to-sue-nato.html

[3] No talks with anybody concerning Gaddafi’s resignation – Libyan government: http://www.prisonplanet.com/no-talks-with-anybody-concerning-gaddafis-resignation-libyan-government.html

[4] MI6 knew I was tortured, says Libyan rebel leader: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mi6-knew-i-was-tortured-says-libyan-rebel-leader.html

[5] Libya: Gaddafi ‘offers to form transitional government’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/libya-gaddafi-offers-to-form-transitional-government.html

[6] Gaddafi Phone Threat As Home Video Emerges: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gaddafi-phone-threat-as-home-video-emerges.html

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