British PM Seeks Libya Rendition Probe

Cameron seeks 'to remove any stain on Britain's reputation'
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2011 4:50 PM CDT
British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a statement about ongoing developments in Libya, in Downing Street, London, Monday, Aug. 22, 2011.   (AP Photo/Sang Tan)

(Newser) – British Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants an investigation into reports that MI6 helped deliver a terror suspect and his family to Libya, where they were likely tortured, the BBC reports. An ongoing inquiry into British involvement in torture has agreed to look into it. British lawmaker Jack Straw, foreign secretary at the time, has implied that MI6 was responsible for the rendition to Tripoli of Abdel Hakim Belhadj, now leader of the anti-Gadhafi militia. But British intelligence sources tell the Telegraph that MI6 involvement with Libya had "ministerial approval."

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