A court ruling in London yesterday marked a rare victory in the search for justice for torture and other abuses by the UK, US, and allies in the years after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The London case involves Abdul Hakim Belhadj, a former political opponent to the regime of Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, who have brought a claim against various branches of the UK government, a former UK foreign secretary, and a senior intelligence officer over their alleged involvement in the couple’s 2004 rendition to Libya, where they were imprisoned and tortured. Boudchar was pregnant at the time. [Read more]

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