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Libyan rebel leader says MI6 knew he was tortured

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/06/2011

Kim Sengupta

"They knew I was being tortured, I have no doubt of that," Abdelhakim Belhaj, a former prisoner who is now the rebel security chief of the Libyan capital, said about the British intelligence agents who came to interrogate him while he was in the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's secret police.

"I hoped they would do something about it. I was too terrified during the meeting to say out loud what was being done to me because I thought the Libyans [secret police] were taping what was going on. When the Libyan guards left I made sign movements with my hands.

"The British people nodded, showed they understood. They showed this understanding several times. But nothing changed, the torture continued for a long time afterwards."

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"Libyan rebel leader says MI6 knew he was tortured", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2011. Consulté le 27/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/libyan-rebel-leader-says-mi6-knew-he-was-tortured