…and Now Their Torture Cover Up Is Failing

The High Court has ruled that US intelligence documents containing details of the alleged torture of a former UK resident can be released.
Ethiopian-born Binyam Mohamed, 31, who spent four years in Guantanamo Bay, claims British authorities colluded in his torture while in Morocco.

Mr Miliband said the government stood “firmly against torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment”, but he vowed to continue to challenge the court’s ruling “in the strongest possible terms”. “I am determined that the vigour with which we fight this case will maintain the confidence of and send a clear message to all our intelligence partners across the world,” he said.

“The United Kingdom will protect the information that you share with us and uphold the principle that it is for you, not us or our courts, to decide if and when to release such material in to the public domain.”

The US also denies any allegations of torture concerning Mr Mohamed.

Miliband, the cognitive dissonance is strong in this one, he will go far in the Sith New Labour.

10 Responses to “…and Now Their Torture Cover Up Is Failing”

  1. libhomo Says:

    I wish our courts were this honest.

  2. RickB Says:

    Well it’s a victory after a lot of perseverance, I guess they found a judge they couldn’t lean on and indeed Milband will appeal, because he’s apparently against torture and like everything, but not so much he actually stops it or brings criminals to justice.

    • earwicga Says:

      Milliband just said on Newsnight, his judgement is profound. Lol, lol, lol! And his profound judgement is that releasing this information is fundamentally against intellegence sharing between countries. Not that profound then.

      Nothing about torture being fundamentally wrong.

  3. libhomo Says:

    I wonder when the UK will figure out that their too close military alliance with the US is not in their best interests.

  4. RickB Says:

    It suits the ruling class so until we tell them to sling their hook it will continue.

  5. opit Says:

    I think you missed the best part, actually.
    Again and again the conflation is made that torture produces intelligence. As a matter of fact, professional interrogators unanimously concur it produces rubbish. To say otherwise is mere parroting of ‘Talking Points’. The evidence points to torture being explicitly useful for only one thing : false confessions. Calling that ‘intelligence’ is a tacit admission in complicity in deceit of the Commons and violation of international agreements forbidding torture…again.
    Some U.S. psychologists are in danger of losing their professional standing as a result of their complicity aiding this activity.
    ‘After Downing Street’ has been tracking this for years.


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