Gaddafi 'henchman' has won the right to appeal deportation

Gaddafi ‘henchman’ has won the right to appeal deportation after seeking asylum over six years ago with his wife and three UK-born children

  • Man, known only as AB, sought asylum in  2014 with his wife and three children
  • ‘Serious reasons’ to suspect he committed war crimes, said the Government
  • The Home Office argued that the man should be prevented from an appeal
  • But immigration tribunal judges ruled that he can prolong six-year legal battle 

A Libyan accused of being one of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s henchmen has won the right to appeal deportation.

The man, known only as AB after a judge granted him anonymity, sought asylum in August 2014 with his wife and three UK-born children.

The Government said there were ‘serious reasons’ to suspect he had committed war crimes during his 16-year membership of Gaddafi’s feared Revolutionary Committee and his application was refused. 

A Libyan accused of being one of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s henchmen has won the right to appeal deportation (pictured: file photo of Gaddafi attending a ceremony in February 2011)

The Government said there were ‘serious reasons’ to suspect he had committed war crimes during his 16-year membership of Gaddafi’s feared Revolutionary Committee (file photo)

The Home Office argued that AB should be prevented from an appeal.

But immigration tribunal judges ruled this month that he can prolong his six-year legal battle because of the risk of harm if he were returned to Libya.

AB insists he did not pass on information about dissidents and joined the Revolutionary Committee only to secure work and improve his status in society.

Gaddafi’s 42-year reign of terror ended when he was deposed and killed in 2011.

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