CIA report: MPs and peers find element on any UK ‘torture’ role



Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP

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Sir Malcolm Rifkind: “If British comprehension officials were benefaction when people were being tortured afterwards they were complicit in that torture”

A parliamentary cabinet is to ask a US hands over any element documenting a UK’s purpose in a CIA’s post-9/11 inquire programme.

Sir Malcolm Rifkind pronounced a comprehension cabinet he chairs would act “without fear or favour”, nonetheless some MPs wish a judge-led inquiry.

It follows a US Senate news that found “brutal” diagnosis of suspects.

Downing Street has pronounced some element was private from a news during a UK’s ask for inhabitant confidence reasons.

But it pronounced no redactions associated to British impasse in a indignity of prisoners.

‘Brutal interrogations’

Sir Malcolm was vocalization as Parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee – that he chairs – is conducting an exploration into a diagnosis of detainees by British comprehension agencies in a decade following 9/11.

He told a BBC’s Andrew Marr Show it would ask a US supervision if it could see a redacted material.

If British comprehension officials were benefaction when people were being tortured afterwards they were “complicit in that torture”, he added.

“That would be utterly opposite all a standards of this country, it would be something that ought to be brought into a open domain,” Sir Malcolm added.

A Guantanamo Bay detainee being walked along by dual guards, with some-more guards looking onMany US detainees after 9/11 were hold during Guantanamo Bay in Cuba

Denying accusations that a cabinet would H2O down a conclusions, Sir Malcolm pronounced a cabinet would act “without fear or favour” and would find answers from comparison apportion and former ministers, if necessary.

He added: “If people merit to be embarrassed, it’s a pursuit to confuse them.”

BBC domestic match Robin Brant pronounced it was “almost certain” that ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair would be called by a committee. Former Labour unfamiliar secretaries Jack Straw and David Miliband might also be compulsory to give evidence, he added.

However, Labour’s shade home secretary Yvette Cooper told a Marr Show she had concerns that a comprehension cabinet did not have a ability or range to be means to get to a truth.

And Conservative MP Andrew Tyrie, who chairs a all-party parliamentary organisation on unusual rendition, called for a supervision to “reconstitute a judge-led inquiry”.

He pronounced it should have “wide-ranging powers” and a “substantial inquisitive capability” to demeanour into a UK’s purpose in a CIA’s inquire programme.

Clare Algar, from a gift Reprieve, told a BBC that Prime Minister David Cameron had formerly pronounced usually a judge-led exploration could get to a bottom of a UK’s involvement, adding: “I consider that is still a case.”

‘Legal hurdles’

A 525-page outline of a report, gathered by Democrats on a committee, was published progressing this week – nonetheless a full chronicle stays classified.

It suggested that a CIA carried out “brutal” interrogations of terrorism suspects in a years after a 9/11 attacks. Among a abuses, a cabinet found:

  • Detainees were subjected to steady waterboarding, slapping, highlight positions and nap deprivation
  • One think was kept cramped in a coffin-sized box for hours on end
  • Others were threatened with serious mistreat – psychologically and physically

However, a outline contains no anxiety to UK agencies.



Yvette Cooper

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Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper: “We’ve got to have a truth”

When a news was published, Downing Street pronounced any requests for redactions from a UK had been done by British comprehension agencies to a CIA.

It pronounced a requests had been done for reasons of inhabitant confidence on comprehension operations – and after combined that Number 10 itself had not done any requests for redactions.

A Freedom of Information ask by a gift Reprieve progressing this year showed a UK supervision had met members of a Senate Committee on Intelligence 24 times given 2009, nonetheless there are no sum about what was discussed.

Meanwhile, the Sunday Telegraph reported that Defence Secretary Michael Fallon had called for former Prime Minister Tony Blair and former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to exhibit what they knew about a CIA’s woe and delivery programme when they were in office.

“It’s for ministers in that [former Labour] supervision to comment for their actions,” he said.

Mr Straw told a BBC that he would “be gay to give justification today”, adding that “as shortly as a authorised hurdles are out of a way, we entirely design to do so”.

The Metropolitan military began questioning claims that UK tip services helped in a delivery of dual group to Libya in 2012, and a record was upheld to a Crown Prosecution Service progressing this year.

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