Posts Tagged ‘Belhaj’

UK extends apology to Libyan Gaddafi dissident, gives his wife half a million pounds

  • 11 May 2018 - 14:46
UK extends apology to Libyan Gaddafi dissident, gives his wife half a million pounds

The UK government has apologised to a Libyan dissident and his wife after its actions contributed to their detention, transfer to Libya and his torture by Colonel Gaddafi's forces in 2004. Prime Minister Theresa May said Abdul Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar had suffered "appalling...

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

  • 9 May 2018 - 15:32
Abdelhakim Belhaj’s settlement of rendition case with UK to be announced Thursday

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...