British hypocrisy on human rights

This 2012 video is about MI5 and torture and rendition of a British Guantanamo detainee.

Foreign Secretary David Miliband has been condemned for boasting of Britain’s commitment to human rights in a document which made it clear the government would continue to work with torturers: here.

‘AFTER a full year, the British Government still refuses to reveal its “Torture Policy’’ – reneging on assurances that it would be published before today’s parliamentary debate on torture,’ Reprieve said on Thursday. Reprieve was reacting to the news that the government had ‘postponed’ the publication of new guidelines to MI5 and MI6 officers and the military on the treatment of detainees abroad: here.

Amnesty International has demanded a “full, independent and impartial” inquiry into Britain’s involvement in torture and human rights abuses in the aftermath of the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks.

A new documentary film exposing the torture of British residents in Guantanamo Bay will be showcased in Aberdeen on Tuesday night.

British involvement in rendition of suspects will continue, says Straw: here.

Amnesty International expressed serious concern on Thursday that the appeal hearing of a man tortured with the alleged complicity of MI5 may be heard in secret: here.

The High Court in London ruled late on Monday that interrogation guidance given to MI5 and MI6 officers may have been illegal: here.

Human Rights Watch has condemned the British government for continuing to pursue counter-terror policies which undermine the ban on torture: here.

A 22-year old British Muslim who was arrested and tortured in Egypt exclusively reveals his story to Siân Ruddick: here.

A judge has ordered the release of a Guantanamo Bay detainee described in the September 11 2001 commission report as a significant al-Qaida operative who provided advice to three of the hijackers: here.

Legal charity Reprieve welcomed reports on Wednesday that Prime Minister David Cameron is due to announce an inquiry into alleged British complicity in torture of terror suspects detained abroad: here.

Britain: A Nobel laureate scientist who helped discover the secrets of DNA was investigated by MI5 as a suspected Soviet spy, according to secret files being made public: here.

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