Parliamentary select committee has been told that so-called 'closed material procedures' undermine the right to a fair trial
Fahad Ansari examines the dubious relationship between Libya and Great Britain during the 'war on terror years' and the subsequent criminalisation of anti-Gadaffi dissidents in the UK.
While secret evidence and Special Advocate procedures vary, they tend to have the same basic underlying features.
Similarly to Detainee W, Mouloud Sihali had been acquitted in the ‘Ricin’ case.
BB is 43 years old Algerian national, a qualified electronic engineer and married to an Algerian woman with three young children.
D was arrested in 2001 and T in 2005.
An Algerian married to a UK national, Benaissa Taleb (or Detainee H) was granted refugee status in the UK after he moved here in 1993.
Detainee I is an Algerian national, married with one child.
The 45 year old was sentenced to life imprisonment (in his absence) for alleged terrorist attacks dating back to 1998.
Abdul Baset Azzouz sought asylum in Britain from Libya. His children are British citizens and he was granted residency. He lived a regular life thereafter, safe in the knowledge that with Libya’s post-Lockerbie reputation as a marginalised pariah state, he would not have to return to risk his life.