Tripoli, 30 December:
British human rights lawyer Paul Harris has joined the legal team working on Sami Al-Saadi’s rendition case against the . . .[restrict]Hong Kong government, according to the South China Morning Post.
Al-Saadi claims that the Hong Kong government was involved in sending him and his family back to Libya in 2004, following a fortnight’s detention and “inhumane and degrading” treatment in Chek Lap Kok. After being sent back to Libya, Al-Saadi was imprisoned and, he says, tortured for six years, and his wife and children were imprisoned for two months.
Earlier this month Al-Saadi dropped proceedings against the British government after he received a £2.23 million payout. The British government has not admitted any liability in the case but it has not denied Al-Saadi’s allegations either.
Harris said that documents he had seen indicated that Al-Saadi had a very strong case. [/restrict]