Richard Hermer

Type: Person
Name: Richard Hermer
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Ex-Libyan rebel leader appeals in torture case

LONDON: A former Libyan Islamist commander who says he suffered years of torture by Moammar Gadhafi’s henchmen after British and U.S. spies handed him over to Libya appealed Monday against a ruling blocking legal action against the British government ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 5 reports

Lawyer: UK Officials 'Dodging' Accountability on Rendition, Torture

Government is seeking 'impunity from its own courts,' says lawyer of victims- Nadia Prupis, staff writerAbdel Hakim Belhaj (Photo: Reuters)As Abdel Hakim Belhaj appeals the ruling that barred him from suing MI6 for its role in his rendition and torture ... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 21 2014]

Quotes

..." Simon's ruling last year determined that UK officials "can participate in a conspiracy to abduct and torture but avoid liability" Hermer said
Lawyers for Mr Belhaj have now taken the case to the Court of Appeal, where Richard Hermer QC said Mr Belhaj and his wife believed "the uk played a key role in their mistreatment and wish to pursue a remedy against the uk and its officials for that"
Mr Hermer said: "this is not a backdoor attempt to impeach the acts of the us and libya. the appellants, for right or for wrong, believe the uk played a key role in their mistreatment and wish to pursue a remedy against the uk and its officials for that."

More Content

All (6) | News (6) | Reports (0) | Blogs (0) | Audio/Video (0) | Fact Sheets (0) | Press Releases (0)
sort by: Date | Relevance
Ex-Libyan rebel leader appeals in torture case [Published Lebanon Daily Star - Jul 21 2014]
Lawyer: UK Officials 'Dodging' Accountability o... [Published Common Dreams - Jul 21 2014]
UK Government Wants Immunity in Torture Case [Published RINF.com - Jul 21 2014]
Court hears Belhaj rendition appeal [Published BBC - Jul 21 2014]
Government wants impunity from UK courts over t... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jul 21 2014]
HIGH COURT HEARS RENDITION APPEAL [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 21 2014]
1
Contact Us
Sales
Support


Freebase CC-BY Some image thumbnails are sourced from Freebase, licensed under CC-BY

Copyright (C) 2014 Silobreaker Ltd. All rights reserved.
The selection and placement of stories and images on any Silobreaker page are determined automatically by a computer program.
The time or date displayed reflects when an article was added to or updated in Silobreaker.