Jack Straw faces call to give evidence over role in Libyan rendition

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MPs want then-foreign secretary to explain role in kidnap and mistreatment of two Libyan families

MPs have called for former foreign secretary Jack Straw to give evidence before parliament about his role in the kidnap and mistreatment of two Libyan families.

The demands come after the government apologised for its role in the abduction and mistreatment of Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar, who were flown from Bangkok to Tripoli in 2004 in a rendition operation involving MI6, the CIA and Muammar Gaddafi’s intelligence services.

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