Category - Libya

  • August 23, 2016

    The UK government's refusal to answer questions about political interference in a decision not to bring charges over British complicity in renditions has been challenged by the international human rights group Reprieve.

  • August 6, 2016

    British prosecutors have stuck by a decision not to bring charges against the UK Government over its role in the 2004 kidnap and rendition of two Libyan families, including a pregnant woman and children aged 6 to 12.

  • August 5, 2016

    The Crown Prosecutions Service is today expected to announce the result of a ‘victims’ review’ of the decision not to bring charges over the UK Government’s involvement in the kidnap and ‘rendition’ of two families to Libya.

  • June 13, 2016

    A family who were rendered to Gaddafi’s Libya in a joint MI6-CIA operation have spoken of their disappointment at a decision by British prosecutors not to bring charges against UK officials implicated in their kidnapping.

  • April 7, 2016

    Expressing deep regret and concern over the deaths of four migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa in a detention centre in al-Zawiya, Libya, the senior United Nations humanitarian official in that country called yesterday (6 April 2016) for an independent, impartial and full investigation into their deaths.

  • November 7, 2015

    The Supreme Court will on Monday (9 November) consider whether several victims of UK rendition and torture can have their civil cases against the British government heard in court.

  • January 15, 2015

    MI6 has been forced to publish previously secret guidance on interception of communications relating to criminal investigations, after action by Reprieve.

  • December 29, 2014

    The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) has condemned a series of airstrikes and an upsurge in fighting across the country.

  • October 17, 2014

    A public hearing of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal has revealed details of UK security services’ policies on the interception of private calls between lawyers and clients.

  • October 6, 2014

    The West has a lot to answer for in terms of its colonial past, influence over the region and propping up of dictators. But this also means that it should have learned much over the years. So can it exercise some humility and apply those lessons intelligently? Ekklesia associate and MENA region expert Dr Harry Hagopian looks behind the horrific killing of Alan Hennings to ask what sustains IS/ISIL and what can be done to marginalise them.