So we’ve apologised for Abdel Hakim Belhaj’s rendition. But who did it? | Richard Norton-Taylor

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Today there was no admission of liability for the Libyan’s kidnap and torture, just the same old excuse about MI6 scandals

Jack Straw, then foreign secretary and responsible for MI6, told MPs in 2005: “Unless we all start to believe in conspiracy theories and that the officials are lying, that I am lying, that behind this there is some kind of secret state which is in league with some dark forces in the United States … there simply is no truth in the claims that the United Kingdom has been involved in rendition.”

Related: Rendition victim gets £500,000 compensation as May apologises ‘unreservedly’ for UK’s conduct – Politics live

For six years government lawyers fought tooth and nail to prevent the disclosure of any more incriminating evidence

Related: After Guantánamo: what became of the Britons freed from the US camp?

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