Inquiry launched into ’betrayal’ of Libyan asylum-seekers by MI5 - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
Evidence that British intelligence services colluded with Libyan spies by passing over details of refugees who fled the North African country is to be investigated by Parliament.
Allegations that MI5 housed two Libyan agents in a central London safe house, providing them with details of asylum claimants who could be coerced into working for Gaddafi’s regime, will be examined by MPs on the Intelligence and Security Committee, the Home Office said yesterday.
The Mail on Sunday reported yesterday that in 2006 some vulnerable targets may have been threatened with deportation back to Libya if they refused to help, leading to possible torture or execution. This would have broken the Geneva Convention and the Human Rights Act, the paper said.
MI5 ’gave Libyan spies details of dissidents in Britain’