Lotfi Raissi update

The BBC reports that an Algerian-born pilot accused of links to terrorism, jailed for five months in Belmarsh, slandered in the popular press, and then released when a judge ruled there was no evidence against him, has won the right to challenge a decision not to award him compensation. The Home Office had refused him on the grounds that compensation applied only to criminal-law injustices and not those concerned with extradition; a judge today said that Mr Raissi had an arguable case that compensation should be available in such cases.

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