Tortured dissident who won £ 500,000 from UK for its role in rendition wanted 'for terror attacks'

Tortured dissident who won £ 500,000 from UK for its role in rendition wanted 'for terror attacks'


Tortured dissident who won £ 500,000 from Britain for his role in his rendition in 2004 was wanted for terror attacks on oil terminals and airbase in LibyaAdbel Hakim Belhaj is wanted about alleged involvement in terror attacks in Libya Libya descended into civil war following the overthrow or Muammar GaddafiMr Belhaj was the leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, allied to al QaedaHe received an apology from Theresa May for Britain's role in his rendition By

Middle East Correspondent For The Daily Mail

Published:
17:00 EST, 6 January 2019

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Updated:
17:05 EST, January 6, 2019

War-torn Libya has issued an warrant for a dissident award of £ 500,000 by the British government for its role in his rendition.Adbel Hakim Belhaj is wanted about his alleged involvement in terror attacks on oil terminals and on airbase in southern Libya.Mr Belhaj, who leads the country's pro-Islamist Watan Party, is the most prominent figure among dozens of visitors at the attorney general's office in Tripoli.He denied the allegations against him, which center on reports that Sudanese and Chadian mercenaries were Libya.

Adbel Hakim Belhaj is wanted about his alleged involvement in terror attacks on oil terminals and on airbase in southern Libya

Libya descended into civil war following the overthrow or Muammar Gaddafi (pictured) in 2011 and its UN-backed government in Tripoli is struggling to exert authority. And it was claimed that the warrant was a political scene'.Libya descended into civil war following the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and its UN-backed government in Tripoli is struggling to exert authority.Mr Belhaj, who was the leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which was allied to Qaeda and the Taliban, received an apology from Theresa May last year for Britain's role in his rendition and that of his pregnant wife. He said the CIA abducted them in Thailand and handed them to the Gaddafi regime – where he was tortured – following a tip-off from British intelligence. Belaj spent six years taking legal action in British courts against British officials, including former foreign secretary Jack Straw After the fall of Gaddafi, he has gone out into business but is still a controversial figure that threatens to disrupt the government in Tripoli.
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