Libya rendition case is 'Kafkaesque nightmare' for victims, court told

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Lawyer criticises government attempt to have husband and wife’s claim against Jack Straw and ex-MI6 officer heard in secret

A husband and wife who were victims of a joint MI6-CIA “rendition” operation have been plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare by the attempt to have their claim against the former foreign secretary Jack Straw heard in secret, the high court has been told.

Abdel Hakim Belhaj, a Libyan dissident, and his wife, Fatima Bouchar, who were abducted in 2004 and flown against their will to Tripoli, are suing Straw and the former MI6 counter-terrorism chief Sir Mark Allen – as well as MI6 and the Foreign Office (FCO) – for their alleged role in the operation.

Related: Foreign Office wants rendition case against Jack Straw to be held in private

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