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Inquiry reveals UK officers may be complicit in torture of terror suspects
The British National Security and Intelligence Committee revealed in a report on Thursday that an investigation has found evidence that Britain has been complicit in the torture and rendition of terror suspects. The investigation was run by Sir Pet (More)
Torture Allegations
Allegations of harsh interrogations and torture have been consistent in the decade since Guantanamo Bay began housing prisoners. Former detainees subsequently voiced abuse accusations, including Sami-al-Leithy, Murat Kurnaz, Mohammed El Gharani, Muba (More)
UK Human Rights Litigation After the Iraq War
JURIST Guest Columnist David Feldman of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law says that there is a growing trend in the UK to hold government actors responsible for violations of international law in the national courts, which should result in m (More)
UK intelligence agents will not face trial for alleged torture involvement
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) in the UK said Thursday that there was not enough evidence to try British intelligence agents for alleged complicity in the torture of two detainees. Both cases in (More)
UK secret interrogation policy revealed
The Guardian released a top secret document Thursday revealing details [Guardian report] about the interrogation policies of UK intelligence officials. The document indicates that officers from the UK security and secret intelligence agencies, MI5 (More)
UK Supreme Court bars 'secret evidence' in Guantanamo trials
The UK Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that secret service organizations cannot withhold evidence from opposing parties nor conduct closed trials. The appellants, secret service organizations including MI5 , appealing a May 2010 ruling , requested t (More)
Pakistan ex-president Musharraf says UK gave 'tacit approval' to use of torture
Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] said that the UK gave "tacit approval" for torture of terror suspects, making the statements in a BBC documentary to be aired Monday. Musharraf's claims raise questions (More)
ACLU appeals CIA rendition case to Supreme Court
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday filed an appeal [cert. petition, PDF; press release] with the US Supreme Court to overturn a ruling dismissing its suit over the CIA's extraordinary rendition program . In a September en banc re (More)
UK prosecutor not charging intelligence officer over torture allegations
A British intelligence officer accused of torturing a Guantanamo Bay detainee will not be charged due to a lack of evidence, the country's public prosecutor announced on Wednesday. The MI5 officer was allegedly complicit in the abuse of Binyam Moh (More)
UK government settles with 16 Guantanamo detainees over torture allegations
The UK government on Tuesday announced a settlement with 16 Guantanamo Bay detainees over allegations of torture. Details of the settlement agreement, which are legally bound to a confidentiality agreement, have not been released, although at least (More)
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