Abdel Hakim Belhaj
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Abdul-Hakim Belhaj torture case against UK rejected

An attempt by a man who was tortured in Libya, to sue the UK government for allegedly colluding in his rendition cannot be settled in a UK court, the High Court has ruled.

The judge said Abdul-Hakim Belhaj had a "well founded claim" but pursuing it would jeopardise national security.

Mr Belhaj says that in 2004, the UK helped the US to arrange his rendition from China to Libya, where he says he was tortured.

Mr Belhaj's solicitor, Sapna Malik, said he would try to appeal against the decision. Matt Prodger reports.

  • 20 Dec 2013
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