Former leader of Islamist terror group wins right to sue Government

The former leader of an Islamist terror group has won his legal battle to sue MI5 and MI6 for hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation over his detention and attempted deportation to Libya.

Ismail Kamoka, 51, who now works at the London embassy of the western and UN-backed Libyan government, was jailed in the UK in 2007 after admitting funding the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) and providing false passports.

Britain’s security services considered the group, which was set up to overthrow Colonel Gaddafi, to be a “risk to the national security of the United Kingdom.”