Tortured Libyan sues HK

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 June, 2012, 12:00am


HONG KONG - A Libyan dissident, arrested by local authorities at Chek Lap Kok and handed over to Libyan officials, is suing the Hong Kong government for helping his 'extraordinary rendition'. This means when someone is taken from a country to be put in prison in another country, without a legal process. Some nations have 'extradition' treaties, under which suspects are sent to another country for trial. Sami al-Saadi wants compensation and all documents linked to his family's arrest made public. He was arrested in Hong Kong in March 2004, with the help of British and US secret agents. Saadi was sent to Libya, jailed for three years, and tortured.