2000-2009 | Backing dictatorships | Blair's crimes | Libya

Tony Blair embraces Libyan tyrant Colonel Gaddafi

25 March 2004 On 25 March 2004, Tony Blair embraced Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi in a Bedouin tent outside Tripoli, and declared he was hopeful for a ‘new relationship’ between Britain and Libya. The Prime Minister was exuberant over Gaddafi’s promise to privatise Libyan state assets.  Even before they had finished their negotiations, it was…

2000-2009 | Blair's crimes | Libya | MI6 crimes | Renditions

MI6 ARRANGE THE RENDITION OF A LIBYAN DISSIDENT AND HIS WIFE TO LIBYA

7 March 2004 Abdel Hakim Belhaj was a Libyan dissident belonging to an organisation, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which though banned in Libya was not considered to be a terrorist organization by the British. He had fled Libya to China where he hoped to to be beyond the reach of Gadaffi’s security forces.  However…