Britain apologises for 'appalling treatment' of Abdel Hakim Belhaj

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Theresa May apologises unreservedly for UK role in rendition of Libyan, who was jailed and tortured, and his wife

Theresa May has issued an unprecedented apology for Britain’s role in the “appalling” treatment of a Libyan dissident and his wife, who were victims of a rendition operation mounted with the help of MI6.

The prime minister wrote to Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, to apologise unreservedly on behalf of the government for its failings over the case and missed opportunities to end their ordeal.

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