Taxpayers’ £1.2m bill after Libyan terror backer cleared to sue Brit spies

Taxpayer have been hit with a £1.2million bill after a convicted Libyan terror backer was cleared to sue British spies.

Ismail Kamoka launched action claiming he was illegally detained by MI5 and MI6 between 2008 and 2009 as the Government tried to deport him.

Kamoka, of North London, was jailed in 2007 for sending cash and false passports to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

Government barristers are battling a case brought by Birnberg Pierce, a law firm specialising in human rights that has represented hate preacher Abu Qatada.

Kamoka arrived in the UK in 1994 and he was recommended for deportation and placed under a control order after being sentenced to three years and nine months in prison for the terror offences.

The effort to deport him eventually collapsed.

Last year, the High Court ruled Kamoka and four other Libyans, two of whom were jailed at the same time, can sue the Government.

When approached at his home this week, Kamoka refused to comment.

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