Tony Blair outsourced torture to Gaddafi’s Libya

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Tony Blair and Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in Tripoli in 2004, at the time when intelligence agencies in the two countries were co-operating. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PAFrom daily The Guardian in Britain:

Cooperation between British spies and Gaddafi’s Libya revealed in official papers

Links between MI5 and Gaddafi’s intelligence during Tony Blair’s government more extensive than previously thought, according to documents

Ian Cobain

Thursday 22 January 2015 14.24 GMT

Britain’s intelligence agencies engaged in a series of previously unknown joint operations with Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s government and used the information extracted from rendition victims as evidence during partially secret court proceedings in London, according to an analysis of official documents recovered in Tripoli since the Libyan revolution.

The exhaustive study of the papers from the Libyan government archives shows the links between MI5, MI6 and Gaddafi’s security agencies were far more extensive than previously thought and involved a number of joint operations in which Libyan dissidents were unlawfully detained and allegedly tortured.

At one point, Libyan intelligence agents were invited to operate on British soil…

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