Army chief seeking damages for 'torture' Libya

Abdel Hakim Belhadj, a Libyan military commander who is now the head of the Tripoli Military Council, is taking a civil action against former foreign secretary Jack Straw to examine his exact role in his rendition to Libya in 2004.

He says he was imprisoned and tortured when he was sent back to the country ruled by the Gaddafi regime. He is making a claim against Straw for damages from the trauma involved.

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Straw sued over rendition case

Libyan military commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj is taking legal action against the former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw following over claims that he sanctioned his illegal rendition.