Documents uncovered from archives in Libya reveal :
UK supplied Gaddafi with intelligence
LIBYA: Documents uncovered from archives in Libya have
revealed British intelligence agents supplied Muammar Gaddafi’s secret
agents with information about Gaddafi’s opponents who had fled to
Britain. Documents obtained by the The Mail on Sunday showed that agents
from Britain’s intelligence agency MI5 had been in a covert joint
operation with Gaddafi’s spies working in Britain. The documents were
unearthed from Libyan spymasters’ archives after the fall of Gaddafi.
The documents revealed that the MI5 supplied Gaddafi’s agents with
intelligence, secure mobile phones, and a luxurious safe house in
“The documents seem to say that British agencies exposed people who
had been given refuge here to the very people they had fled. This is an
appalling betrayal of Britain’s obligations and traditions, apparently
for reasons of realpolitik, not national security. What the documents
reveal is coercion at best, and at worst blackmail,” said David Davis,
senior Tory MP.
The documents also revealed that Gaddafi’s agents were told that
their targets could be threatened with deportation to Libya if they
refused to cooperate. Legal experts have maintained that the documents
show Britain violated the Geneva Conventions on refugees, the Human
Rights Act, and ordinary criminal law. A senior former intelligence
officer said former Prime Minister Tony Blair had most probably been
involved in the operations.