British government outsourced torture to Pakistani dictatorship

This video from the USA says about itself:

CIA Slammed For Torturing, Sodomizing Wrong Man

15 December 2012

“A European court issued a landmark ruling Thursday that condemned the CIA‘s “extraordinary renditions” programs and bolstered those who say they were illegally kidnapped and tortured as part of an overzealous war on terrorism.

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that a German car salesman was an innocent victim of torture and abuse, in a long-awaited victory for a man who had failed for years to get courts in the U.S. and Europe to acknowledge what happened to him.”*

Khaled El-Masri, a German citizen, was illegally kidnapped, tortured, and sodomized for months by the CIA, and they later found they had taken the wrong man, that El-Masri was in no way a terrorist. Now, a court has found in El-Masri’s favor. Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz (Host, Turner Classic Movies), and John Iadarola (Host, TYT University) break it down.

*Read more from Angela Charlton/ AP via Huffington Post: here.

From British daily The Guardian:

Torture: MPs call for inquiry into MI5 role

New allegations that abuse of Britons was outsourced to Pakistani agencies

* Ian Cobain

* Tuesday July 15, 2008

MPs are calling for an investigation into allegations that British intelligence has “outsourced” the torture of British citizens to Pakistani security agencies after hearing accounts of people being abducted and subjected to mistreatment and, in some cases, released without charge.

John McDonnell, the Labour member for Hayes and Harlington, and Andrew Tyrie, Conservative member for Chichester, say the allegations should be examined by the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC), the Westminster body that oversees the Security Service, MI5, and the Intelligence Service, MI6.

See also here. And here. And here. And here.

Ministers and senior military officers are today challenged over discrepancies in evidence they gave to a parliamentary committee on the use of torture techniques by British troops in Iraq: here.

Pakistan: here.

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