Sami al Saadi 2

Sami al Saadi

Date of Birth: 21 March 1966
Nationality: Libyan
Arrested: Hong Kong, 2004
Current location: Libya

  1. Negotiations with Libyan put on CIA torture flight in Hong Kong 'stalled'

    Lana Lam, South Morning China Post, 13/07/14.

    13 July 2014

  2. Rendition case Libyan Sami al-Saadi still plans to sue Hong Kong government

    By Lana Lam, South China Morning Post, December 16 2012

    04 January 2013

  3. Libya Torture Victim Sami Al-Saadi Nets £2m Compo

    Daily Star, December 14 2012

    04 January 2013

  4. UK pays £2.2m to Libyan after rendition

    Belfast Telegraph, December 14 2012

    03 January 2013

  5. UK pays large sum to Libyan family over rendition case

    By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN, December 13 2012

    03 January 2013

  6. UK pays $3.5m to settle Libya rendition claim

    By Aljazeera, December 13 2012

    03 January 2013

  7. The man they sent to Gaddafi: Foreign Office pays out

    By Politics, December 13 2012

    14 December 2012

  8. Sami al Saadi, Libyan Dissident, In £2.23m Payout From UK Government For 'Sending Him To Gaddafi For Torture'

    By Jessica Elgot, The Huffington Post UK, December 13 2012

    14 December 2012

  9. Britain to pay £2.2m for ‘rendition’ of dissident to face Gaddafi torture

    By Scotsman, December 14 2012

    14 December 2012

  10. Government pays Libyan dissident's family £2.2m over MI6-aided rendition

    By Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian, December 13 2012

    14 December 2012

  11. Libyan dissident gets £2.2m payout from Government over rendition to Libya

    By Jerome Taylor, The Independent, December 13 2012

    14 December 2012

  12. UK pays £2.2m to settle Libyan rendition claim

    By Dominic Casciani, BBC News, December 13 2012

    14 December 2012

  13. Britain pays out £2 million to illegal rendition Libyan

    By Rowena Mason, The Telegraph, December 13 2012

    14 December 2012

  14. Abdul Hakim Belhaj vows to continue legal battle

    By ITV News, December 13 2012

    14 December 2012

  15. Rendition victim: I may never know truth about UK involvement

    By ITV News, December 13 2012

    14 December 2012

  16. Government to pay Libyan dissident £2m over rendition

    By ITV News, December 13 2012.

    14 December 2012

  17. Family rendered by UK to Gaddafi accepts settlement

    Sami al Saadi, a leading Gaddafi opponent, was forced on board a plane in Hong Kong – having sought for years to avoid the agents of the Libyan dictator –with his wife and four young children in a joint UK-US-Libyan operation.

    13 December 2012

  18. UK Government contractor Computer Sciences Corporation flew CIA prisoners to Gaddafi

    A firm with a number of UK Government contracts was responsible for rendering several political prisoners from a CIA secret prison in Afghanistan to the Gaddafi regime’s cells in Libya, according to new data released by Reprieve.

    07 September 2012

  19. UK police interview Libyan victims of MI6 renditions

    Two Gaddafi opponents who were rendered along with their families by the US and UK to pre-revolutionary Libya have for the first time given evidence to London’s Metropolitan Police.

    18 July 2012

  20. Legal proceedings issued against Government and Jack Straw by Libyan renditions victims

    Lawyers for two Gaddafi opponents who were rendered along with their families to Libya by British intelligence in 2004 today issued formal legal proceedings at the High Court against those responsible for their ordeal.

    28 June 2012

  21. Rendition case shames Hong Kong

    By Kent Ewing, Asia Times, 20/06/2012

    20 June 2012

  22. Libyan dissident sues HK over family's 2004 arrest

    By Lana Lam, HK News Watch, 14/06/2012

    14 June 2012

  23. Libyan threatens to sue Hong Kong over rendition

    By Times of Oman, 14/06/2012

    14 June 2012

  24. Teenage rendition victim protests Ken Clarke's plan for 'secret court' hearing of her family's case

    A teenager who was rendered at age twelve by the UK to Gaddafi's Libya has compared Ken Clarke's secret court plans to her experience of 'justice' under Gaddafi, whereby the Security Services would "whisper in the ear of the judge" evidence used to convict her father.

    29 May 2012

  25. British Police to Investigate Libyans' Rendition Claims

    The Tripoli Post, 13/01/12

    13 January 2012

  26. British police to probe Libya rendition claims

    by Alice Ritchie, AFP, 12/01/12

    12 January 2012

  27. Watch Cori Crider speak about UK involvement in Sami al-Saadi's rendition

    Reprieve's Legal Director, Cori Crider, speaks to the BBC on 16/11/11 about the UK's complicity in Sami al-Saadi's rendition and the next steps.

    23 November 2011

  28. The Government's Un-British Plans to Keep Torture Secret

    Last month I spent time with Khadidja al Saadi, a 19-year-old girl who MI6 and CIA rendered back to Gaddadfi's regime when she was 14. Khadidja's story, and the UK's shameful role in it, only emerged in the last few months, and only because Libyan rebels found the smoking gun in Moussa Koussa's office.

    21 November 2011

  29. Scotland Yard asked to investigate MI6 role in abduction of Gadaffi opponent

    by Ian Cobain and Richard Norton Taylor, The Guardian, 16/11/11

    18 November 2011

  30. Libyan victims of MI6, CIA rendition to Gaddafi file criminal complaint with British police

    A family of six which was rendered back to Gaddafi’s Libya by UK and US intelligence services has filed a criminal complaint with the Metropolitan Police over their ordeal.

    17 November 2011

  31. Watch Cori Crider respond to William Hague's security speech on ITV

    Reprieve's Legal Director Cori Crider tells ITV that Sami al Saadi will be trusting the Metropolitan Police with his case, as William Hague announces that "The time has come for Britain to draw a line under past allegations that our spies colluded in torture."

    16 November 2011

  32. Listen to Libyan rendition victim Khadija al-Saadi on BBC Radio 4

    BBC Radio 4, 14/11/11

    14 November 2011

  33. A meeting with the victims of Britain's Libyan renditions

    I am just back from Tripoli, where – amidst raucous celebrations about the end of war and dictatorship – I was part of a team investigating the cases of two families kidnapped by CIA and MI6 and sent to Gaddafi’s torture chambers.

    09 November 2011

  34. Britain helped bring her family to Gaddafi - now she is asking why

    The daughter of a Libyan dissident who was imprisoned by Muammar Gaddafi following a rendition operation mounted with the help of MI6 has told how her family was flown across the world and held for months while her father was being tortured nearby.

    24 October 2011


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