Libyans sue ex-MI6 chief for 'rendition role'

Dissidents to sue former head of UK counterterrorism over his alleged role in their rendition to Libya.

    Two Libyans are suing the former counterterrorism chief of Britain's foreign intelligence service over his alleged role in their illegal rendition.

    Sami al-Saadi and Abdel Hakim Belhadj, the head of Tripoli's Military Council, both say they were tortured under former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, after the UK's MI6 agency helped to abduct them abroad.

    The cases are already being investigated by police, but now the men are suing Sir Mark Allen for "complicity in torture".

    Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from London.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

    Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

    Stories from the sex trade

    Stories from the sex trade

    Dutch sex workers, pimps and johns share their stories.

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    Inside the world of India's booming fertility industry

    As the stigma associated with being childless persists, some elderly women in India risk it all to become mothers.