Lawyers for Sami al-Saadi plan to question Hong Kong officials after labelling the city the "proverbial scene of the crime".
The case has thrown the spotlight on city officials' complicity in the rendition of Saadi - also known as Abu Munthir - by British and United States spies in March 2004 after the family arrived at Chek Lap Kok airport from Guangzhou.
Saadi, labelled a jihadist by the Gaddafi regime, was seen at the time by the West as a suspected terrorist with links to al-Qaeda.
Local activists and lawmakers say if Saadi's claims prove true, they call into question Hong Kong's human rights record and point to breaches of United Nations conventions and the city's Basic Law.
Lawyers representing Saadi have confirmed that the actions of Hong Kong authorities will be closely examined as part of the legal case against the UK government.
"It's an integral part of the case as Hong Kong is the proverbial scene of the crime," said Cori Crider, legal director at London-based human rights law firm Reprieve, which is mounting the case with law firm Leigh Day.
"The UK are going to have a hard time fobbing all responsibility off on Hong Kong, as it's clear they and the US were the organisers, but on the other hand it does appear that the Hong Kong authorities were made to know about the dirty business that was going on and went along with it," Crider said.
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