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Justin Raimondo on Chuck Hagel versus the Israel lobby
US and Israel: Heading for a Showdown?
It just might happen, says Ira Chernus
Stand Up to the Intimidators
Paul Pillar on the effort to slander Chuck Hagel
 Chuck Hagel Faces Relentless Assaults
Nomination for Sec of Defense in serious jeopardy
UN: Syria Rebels Come From 29 Nations
Influx of Sunni fighters adds to sectarian tone of war
Settlers Plan New West Bank City
Gva'ot on the road to becoming a city
 Those Mad, Mad Mullahs
Please give Flynt Leverett a break
America's Really Stupid Syria Policy
Philip Giraldi on the worsening situation
What Bill of Rights?
John Knefel on the lawless police
Britain Pays Off Libyan Torture Victim for 2004 Rendition
Foreign Office: No Admission of Liability in Payoff
by Jason Ditz, December 13, 2012
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The British government has agreed to a $3.5 million payment to Libyan torture victim Sami Saadi to settle Saadi’s ongoing lawsuit against them for kidnapping him and his family and sending them to Libya to be tortured.
Saadi came forward in September of 2011, after fellow rendition victim Abdelhakim Belhaj brought details to light about the US and Britain sending dissidents to Gadhafi-era Libya to be disappeared into their brutal prison system.
Saadi had lived in Britain as a member of a banned opposition group in Libya, and later moved to Hong Kong. The British Consulate told him and his family they wanted him to return to Britain for his safety, but once they arrived they were arrested and shipped to Libya, where Saadi was tortured for years. He has been hospitalized for years in Tunisia recovering from his mistreatment.
Saadi says he took the payment because he wanted to avoid putting his family through the stress of a long trial, and because he needed money to pay for his medical treatment. The British Foreign Office says the payoff is not an admission of “liability” for Saadi’s abuse.
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Why This Fight
Justin Raimondo on Chuck Hagel versus the Israel lobby
US and Israel: Heading for a Showdown?
It just might happen, says Ira Chernus
Stand Up to the Intimidators
Paul Pillar on the effort to slander Chuck Hagel
Breaking News
Chuck Hagel Faces Relentless Assaults
Nomination for Sec of Defense in serious jeopardy
UN: Syria Rebels Come From 29 Nations
Influx of Sunni fighters adds to sectarian tone of war
Settlers Plan New West Bank City
Gva'ot on the road to becoming a city