Jack Straw and UK government should face kidnap and torture claims, court rules

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Claims that rendition and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj in 2004 breached rights enshrined in Magna Carta should go before judges, supreme court rules

The former foreign secretary Jack Straw, MI6 and the government will have to defend claims that they participated in the 2004 kidnapping of a Libyan dissident and his wife, the supreme court has ruled.

Claims that the rendition and torture of Abdel Hakim Belhaj breached rights enshrined in the Magna Carta should be put before an English court, a unanimous judgment by seven justices concludes.

Related: UK supreme court to rule on government responsibility for alleged rendition

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