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True scale of UK role in torture and rendition after 9/11 revealed - Two damning reports reveal British intelligences treatment of terrorism suspects
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"British intelligence agencies were involved in the torture and kidnap of terrorism suspects after 9/11, according to two reports by the parliamentary intelligence and security committee.
The reports published on Thursday amount to one of the most damning indictments of UK intelligence, revealing links to torture and rendition were much more widespread than previously reported.
While there was no evidence of officers directly carrying out physical mistreatment of detainees, the reports say the overseas agency MI6 and the domestic service MI5 were involved in hundreds of torture cases and scores of rendition cases."
See: True scale of UK role in torture and rendition after 9/11 revealed - Two damning reports reveal British intelligences treatment of terrorism suspects (The Guardian, link)
See: Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament:
Detainee mistreatment and rendition: 20012010 (Press release, pdf)
Report: Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition: 20012010 (pdf)
Detainee mistreatment and rendition; Current issues (Press release, pdf)
Report: Detainee Mistreatment and Rendition: Current Issues (pdf)
See also: Tony Bunyan, Statewatch Director, speech to the European Parliament hearing in Brussels on 23 January 2006: On the alleged use of European countries by the CIA for the transportation and illegal detention of prisoners - EU governments have colluded by turning a blind eye, by failing to ask any questions or exercising any control (pdf)
And: Statewatch Observatory on "rendition"
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