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Ex-CIA Milan chief convicted of terror suspect abduction detained in Panama

Robert Seldon Lady has been detained in Panama. Photo: Google maps

A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in the 2003 abduction of an Egyptian terror suspect from a street in Milan has been detained in Panama, the Italian justice ministry said on Thursday.

Friday, 19 July, 2013, 11:35am

Top human rights barrister joins Libya rendition case

Libyan dissident Sami al-Saadi. Photo: AFP

A prominent British human rights barrister, who has fought high-profile cases in Hong Kong, has joined the legal team preparing to sue the government over its alleged role in secretly sending a Libyan dissident and his family to the torture chambers of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

30 Dec 2012 - 4:55am 1 comment

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

Sami al-Saadi

A Libyan dissident still plans to sue the Hong Kong government for its role in his illegal rendition to his home country in 2004, despite reaching a £2 million (HK$25 million) compensation deal with Britain last week.

Lawyers for Sami al-Saadi, a vocal opponent of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, said they would now step up their pursuit of justice in Hong Kong.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:40am 1 comment

Payment speaks for itself, says Libyan dissident

Sami al-Saadi and his eldest daughter Khadija.

The Libyan dissident at the heart of a Hong Kong rendition case welcomed the UK's decision to compensate him yesterday, saying the "payment speaks for itself".

14 Dec 2012 - 5:02am

Britain agrees £2.2 million payout for Libyan in rendition from Hong Kong

Sami al-Saadi and his eldest daughter Khadija.

Britain will pay more than £2 million (HK$25 million) to the family of a Libyan dissident abducted with the help of MI6 and in 2004 secretly flown from Hong Kong to Tripoli, where he was tortured.

The deal puts more pressure on justice officials to address allegations Hong Kong conspired with UK and US spy agencies.

14 Dec 2012 - 4:13am

CIA 'whistle-blower' pleads guilty to leak of interrogator's name

Former CIA officer John Kiriakou (right) identified covert operatives to a reporter because they were involved in the CIA's secret rendition programme. Photo: AP

A former CIA officer has pleaded guilty to leaking the identity of a Guantanamo Bay interrogator to a reporter and will be sentenced to more than two years in prison.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:45am

Hong Kong government urged to 'own up' over al-Saadi extradition

Lawyers preparing to sue the Hong Kong government over its alleged role in the extradition of a Libyan dissident say security chiefs should come clean on their role now, as it is only a matter of time before the public will find out.

14 Oct 2012 - 4:13am

Jack Straw, MI6's Mark Allen 'misled MPs about Britain's role in renditions'

Jack Straw, former British foreign secretary. Photo: AP

Former British foreign secretary Jack Straw, and Sir Mark Allen, a former senior MI6 officer, have been cited as key defendants in court documents that describe abuse meted out to Libyan dissidents after being abducted and handed to Muammar Gaddafi's secret police with the help of British intelligence.

11 Oct 2012 - 3:44am

HK Business Aviation Centre accused over dissident's rendition

It was a Saturday evening, just after 8pm on March 27, 2004 when a secluded corner of Chek Lap Kok - one of the world's busiest airports - played host to a very unusual event.

23 Sep 2012 - 3:17am

Executive at HK hub for business jets 'has no memory' of rendition flight

Madonna Fung, general manager of the Business Aviation Centre at Chek Lap Kok airport. Photo: Chris Davis

A senior executive with extensive operational knowledge of Hong Kong's private-jet hub says she cannot remember what happened in March 2004 when the centre is believed to have played a key role in the secret rendition of a dissident into the hands of late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi's torturers.

23 Sep 2012 - 3:08am 3 comments

China visa was easy to get, says tortured Libyan Sami al-Saadi

Libyan dissident Sami al-Saadi

A Libyan dissident who escaped the grip of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi by hiding on the mainland has claimed Beijing freely opened its doors to him in 2003, with a visa approval process that was "so easy".

9 Sep 2012 - 4:04am