>> Permission to sue Britain's former foreign secretary and it spy agencies for rendition, a Libyan ex-rebel commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj, is seeking an apology and damages from Jack Straw, MI5, and MI6. Britain Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissing a government appeal to stop him taking legal action.>> More safe.
>> Farhad says, he and his pregnant wife Fatima were abducted by CIA agents in Thailand in 2004. Then illegally sent back to Libya. With the help of British spies, as a long standing enemy of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Belhadj was imprisoned until 2010 and tortured. Fatima too, held for four months and mistreated.
Britain and the United States both keen at the time to build bridges with Gaddafi. When he fell in 2011 and Belhadj was among the rebels who toppled him, they found documents proving British complicity in the rendition according to his British lawyers. But Belhadj, now a politician, says his goal isn't compensation.
He would drop the case he says, for the token payment of 1 British Pound, and an apology.