‘Rendition’ Libyan commander Abdel Hakim Belhadj to form his own party


Abdel Hakim Belhadj, a prominent Islamist commander suing MI6 over his alleged rendition by the CIA in 2004, is poised to emerge as a powerful political force in Libya after announcing that he would form his own party. Libyan Tripoli military commander Abdelhakim Belhaj addresses a rally in Tripoli on September 9, 2011. Photo: AFP/Getty Images By Adrian Blomfield, Middle East Correspondent 9:50PM BST 15 May 2012 Abdel Hakim Belhadj, who played a leading role in last year’s overthrow of Col Muammar Gaddafi, resigned as the head of Tripoli’s military council on Tuesday in order to launch his political platform. A popular figure in Libya, Mr Belhadj will be hoping that his new party — to…

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MetLife Executive Argues Against ‘Systemically Important’ Label – Wall Street Journal

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