UK Government Argues that Belhaj Rendition Case Should Not Be Heard in Court

Lawyers for the Government argued that Mr Belhaj's case against MI5, MI6 and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw should be thrown out of court because any unlawful act did not take place in the UK.  A witness for the FCO also testified that allowing the case to proceed could harm relations with other countries.  Belhaj, a Libyan dissident under Qaddafi's regime, and his then-pregnant wife, Fatima Bouchar, were rendered from Bangkok to Tripoli, where he was tortured.  More can be read here