Britain apologises for 'appalling treatment' of Abdel Hakim Belhaj

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Theresa May apologises unreservedly for UK role in rendition of Libyan, who was jailed and tortured, and his wife

Theresa May has apologised for the “appalling” treatment of a husband and wife who were the victims of a so-called rendition operation mounted with the help of MI6.

The attorney general, Jeremy Wright, read out a letter from the prime minister in which she apologised unreservedly to the Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, on behalf of the government.

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