Abdelhakim Belhaj’s settlement of rendition case with UK to be announced Thursday

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Wednesday 9 May 2018

Head of Al-Watan Political Party, Abdulhakim Belhaj, who was a former member of the LIFG [Photo: Internet]

Rendition victim Abdul Hakim Belhaj has reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement, ending an epic legal battle, after he and his wife were abducted in 2004. Details of a legal deal are expected to be announced on Thursday.
The couple, who have been fighting for an apology and symbolic compensation payment of £1, have been embroiled in a legal battle for years after claims that Belhaj and his then-pregnant wife Fatima Boudchar were kidnapped in Asia in 2004 during a joint operation between the CIA and MI6 as part of a rendition program.
Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC is due to make a statement on Thursday to MPs about what is expected to be the terms of the deal with Belhaj and his wife. Boudchar will be present in Parliament with her son Abderrahim.

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