Briton sues Libya over alleged kidnap

A wealthy British businessman is bringing a £5 million ($10.5 million) compensation claim against Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his Government, alleging that he was kidnapped and tortured by the Libyan security services.

Henry Djaba, 46, says he was the victim of state-sponsored “disappearance” and imprisoned in a windowless 1.8m by 1.2m cell where his captors threatened to hang him upside down and beat him to death.

Djaba, who was snatched from Tripoli in March, does not believe enough was done to secure his release. He returned to Britain last week.

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