Former foreign secrerary faces damages claim over alleged role in abduction and torture of Libyan dissident and his pregnant wife

The Foreign Office is asking the high court to sit in secret when former foreign secretary Jack Straw faces a damages claim over his alleged role in the abduction and torture of a Libyan dissident and his pregnant wife.

Having failed in an attempt to have the case against Straw struck out, government lawyers are now seeking to have the case heard behind closed doors under controversial new secret justice measures.

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