10 May 2018

Government apologises for ‘appalling treatment’ of Libyan dissident and wife

Political Correspondent

The Prime Minister has apologised unreservedly to the Libyan dissident Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife for the UK’s involvement in their detention, rendition and torture.

Theresa May’s letter of apology, read out in Parliament by the Attorney general, said Mr Belhaj and Fatima Boudchar – who was pregnant at the time of their detention in 2004 – had suffered “appalling treatment”.