No charges to be bought in Uk for rendition of Libyan couple Abdelhakim Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by teqniq, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    This is sadly unsurprising, the British establishment has closed ranks to protect their own:

    The charges against British officials have been dropped – but questions still remain about Libya

    Nothing illustrates our hypocrisy about torture more than this

  2. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    Last edited: Jun 12, 2016
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  3. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

    It's back, and this time its personal. edit - Actually it always was but I just fancied saying that.

    Libyan wins right to sue ex-Foreign Secretary Jack Straw - BBC News

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  4. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    this has made my morning. :)
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  5. elbows

    elbows WoeTimer

  6. teqniq

    teqniq DisMembered

    Yeah and you can pretty much guarantee that if those papers had not been found implicating MI6 in their rendition, there would have been neither an apology or compensation.
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  7. dessiato

    dessiato Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono

    I hope the 500k goes some way to compensating for what they suffered, although I doubt it.
  8. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    I don't think I have ever heard a statement that gave thanks to human rights lawyers, specifically those at Leigh Day, and the investigators at the Metropolitan Police before.
  9. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime

    guardian states they would have been happy with a symbolic 3 quid so long as there was apology.
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  10. Dogsauce

    Dogsauce Lord of the Dance Settee

    People should be in jail for this shit, an apology falls a long way short of that.
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  11. Don Troooomp

    Don Troooomp Condescension and embedded self importance

    Rendition means kidnap, illegal imprisonment, and torture.
    Blair is clearly a twat.
  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    I am glad you've caught up with 2001
  13. Don Troooomp

    Don Troooomp Condescension and embedded self importance

    You may not have noticed, but it's all back in the news.
  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    as this thread indicates it never went away

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