MI6 knew I was tortured, says Libyan rebel leader
Abdul Hakim Belhaj says MI6 helped CIA arrest him and send him to Libya for torture
guardian.co.uk, Monday 5 September 2011 21.16 BST
A Libyan rebel leader who was rendered to Tripoli with the assistance of MI6 said on Monday that he had told British intelligence officers he was being tortured but they did nothing to help him.
In a claim that will increase the pressure for further disclosure about the UK’s role in torture and rendition since 9/11, Abdul Hakim Belhaj said a team of British interrogators used hand signals to indicate they understood what he was telling them.
“I couldn’t believe they could let this go on,” he said. “What has happened deserves a full inquiry.”