British Government admits it played a role in kidnap and torture of a man in Libya

Abdel Hakim Belhaj.

This is shameful and shocking, and reflects badly on the New Labour government of Tony Blair.

This Writer could not justify criticism of the current government’s diabolical human rights abuses without also condemning abuses exposed about a previous government.

The fact that I am no fan of Tony Blair’s foreign policy makes it easier, too.

But I will ask this: Would Theresa May have been so keen to admit government wrongdoing if it had been her own government, and not one run by a rival party?

I would suggest not. And I notice that the UK taxpayer is picking up the bill once again.

Still – she has apologised, and has accepted that it was wrong that the UK Government contributed to the detention, rendition and suffering of Abdel Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Bouchard; shared information about them with its international partners; and missed opportunities to relieve their plight.

The actions of her own government may be judged by the same standard.

The British Government has accepted it played a role in the rendition and torture of a Libyan man who was kidnapped and held by Colonal Gadaffi’s forces.

Abdel Hakim Belhaj, 52, and his wife Fatima Bouchard claimed they were returned to the brutal regime in 2004 through a joint M16-CIA operation following Tony Blair’s infamous “deal in the desert” with the Libyan dictator.

Source: The British Government has admitted it played a role in the kidnap and torture of a man in Libya – Mirror Online


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6 thoughts on “British Government admits it played a role in kidnap and torture of a man in Libya

  1. Dez

    Terrible decision which I would imagine had to be approved at the highest government level before the assistance could be actioned…..and for what? So that Blair could cosy up to that tyrant and score some political points by selling him out to the same nasty madman.

  2. aunty1960

    Ahh…. But you have to remember Tony Blair is led by God and is a christian and catholic. So is forgiven, and must be right.

    Disgusting and the attitude of asking Gaddafi if he liked the present as if he was delivering a stuffed turkey for Christmas

    It is the attitude as well.

  3. Jeffrey Davies

    Tony Blair has shown monies mean more to him than the people he was suppose to look after his kind need traitors gate opened up for them and their greedy kind

  4. JR

    The vile creature has no such regrets or apology when it comes to the selling of huge amounts of UK arms and munitions to the medieval Saudi regime.

    Perhaps because exterminated civilians can’t claim compensation…

  5. Pat Sheehan

    We desperately need more people in politics of Robin Cook’s stature and calibre especially when it comes to ‘ethical foreign policy. A little bit more of this would go a long way I think! It is the complete lack of any ethical foreign policy in so many governments of so many countries, not just the UK that is relentlessly pushing us ever closer to the ‘war that will end everything’!

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