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Govt rendition pay-out

Govt rendition pay-out
The Government has agreed to pay £2.2m to Sami al-Saadi, a Libyan dissident who says that MI6 were involved in the illegal rendition of him and his family in 2004.

The family were forced onto a flight go to Libya in 2004. Mr Al-Saadi, a leading Gaddafi opponent, was subsequently tortured by the Gaddafi regime.

The British Government has not admitted liability, despite agreeing to make pay the £2.2m. Mr al-Saadi's lawyers say that the pay-out will end the family's legal action in the UK.

Speaking on PM, Richard Stein, the lawyer for Mr Al-Saadi, called for an inquiry into Britain's involvement in the issue.

Speaking on the same programme, the chair of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, Richard Ottaway, said the UK's intelligence agencies had to answer some "fairly difficult questions" about extraordinary rendition.

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