UK court to bring no charges against MI6 over abduction of Libyans

Prosecutors with the UK Crown Prosecution Service in England and Wales are set to announce that they are to bring no charges against the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6, over its role in abduction of Libyans opposing former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

According to a report by the Guardian on Wednesday, CPS was about to announce that MI6 could be let go free despite documents revealing its role in rendition of two Libyan men and a pregnant woman to authorities working for the late leader of the African country.

A staunch critic of Gaddafi, Abdel Hakim Belhaj, was arrested in the Thai capital Bangkok in a joint UK-US operation in March 2004 and transferred to the Libyan capital Tripoli for interrogation and torture along with his pregnant wife and fellow Libyan dissident Sami al-Saadi, according to the documents released late May.

Belhaj was injected with “truth serum” and was tortured by the CIA before he was flown, along with…

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