R (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service – WLR Daily

R (A) v Director of Establishments of the Security Service [2009] EWCA Civ 24; [2009] WLR (D) 63

The Administrative Court did not have jurisdiction to entertain a claim that a public authority proposed to act in a way incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights where the matters brought up were within the purview of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.”

WLR Daily, 19th February 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Attorney General considering criminal investigation over Binyam Mohamed case – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2009 in intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“The Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, is considering launching a criminal investigation into whether MI5 agents were complicit in the alleged torture of British terror suspect Binyam Mohamed.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Whitehall devised torture policy for terror detainees – The Guardian

Posted February 17th, 2009 in intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“A policy governing the interrogation of terrorism suspects in Pakistan that led to British citizens and residents being tortured was devised by MI5 lawyers and figures in government, according to evidence heard in court.”

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The Guardian, 16th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Legal loopholes ‘allowing MI5 to collude in torture’ – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2009 in intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“An international human rights organisation is calling on the British government to close down legal loopholes that appear to give MI5 officers immunity from prosecution if they collude in the torture of British terrorism suspects in Pakistan.”

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The Guardian, 6th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Miliband defends ‘torture’ row documents gag – The Independent

Posted February 5th, 2009 in disclosure, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“Foreign Secretary David Miliband today defended the non-disclosure of US intelligence after a furious row erupted between the British courts and the American administration over the Binyam Mohamed case.”

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The Independent, 5th February 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

David Miliband to make statement on Binyam Mohamed ‘torture cover up’ – The Times

Posted February 5th, 2009 in disclosure, intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“David Miliband will make a statement to the House of Commons today on the alleged cover-up of the torture of Binyam Mohamed, a former British resident being held at Guantanamo Bay.”

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The Times, 5th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

UK judges accuse Obama Administration of suppressing torture claim – The Times

Posted February 5th, 2009 in disclosure, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“The US has threatened to withhold intelligence from the UK if evidence of the alleged torture of a British resident held at Guantánamo Bay is made public. ”

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The Times, 5th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

US threats mean evidence of British resident’s Guantánamo torture must stay secret, judges rule – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2009 in disclosure, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“Evidence of how a British resident held in the Guantánamo Bay detention camp was tortured, and what MI5 knew about it, must remain secret because of serious threats the US has made against the UK, the high court ruled today (4 February).”

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The Guardian, 4th February 2009

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

What terror jury was not told: ‘They tore my nails out. Then I was interrogated by MI5’ – The Guardian

Posted December 19th, 2008 in intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“Lawyers representing a man convicted of terrorism offences yesterday are to launch an appeal and embark on a civil action on his behalf alleging that he was tortured by Pakistani intelligence agents before being questioned by officials from the British security service, MI5.”

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The Guardian, 19th December 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Attorney urged to hand over torture evidence – The Guardian

Posted December 5th, 2008 in attorney general, disclosure, intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“The attorney general, Lady Scotland, must hand over to the director of public prosecutions detailed allegations of criminal wrongdoing by MI5 and the CIA concerning the treatment of a British resident held at Guantánamo Bay, his lawyer said yesterday. The demand comes in a 26-page letter, seen by the Guardian, sent to the attorney by Clive Stafford Smith, director of the legal charity Reprieve and the lawyer representing Binyam Mohamed.”

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The Guardian, 5th December 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MPs seek to censor the media – The Independent

Posted November 10th, 2008 in freedom of expression, intelligence services, media, news, police by sally

“Britain’s security agencies and police would be given unprecedented and legally binding powers to ban the media from reporting matters of national security, under proposals being discussed in Whitehall.”

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The Independent, 10th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

James Bond fantasist jailed – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2008 in firearms, identity fraud, intelligence services, news by sally

“A fantasist was beginning a two-year stint behind bars today for conning police into thinking he was a James Bond-style secret agent.”

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The Guardian, 31st October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Smith orders inquiry into MI5 and CIA torture claims – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2008 in intelligence services, news, torture by sally

“Jacqui Smith, the home secretary, has asked the attorney general to investigate possible ‘criminal wrongdoing’ by the MI5 and the CIA over its treatment of a British resident held in Guantanamo Bay, it was revealed tonight.”

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The Guardian, 30th October 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Critical report on anti-terrorism intelligence shelved – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2008 in intelligence services, news, police, terrorism by sally

“A critical report on the conduct of the police and MI5 in the run-up to the July 7 attacks on London has been shelved for legal reasons, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 10th September 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Watchdog asked to investigate Pakistan torture allegation – The Guardian

Posted July 16th, 2008 in intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“An official complaint alleging that British intelligence officers colluded in the torture of a British medical student who was detained in Pakistan after the July 2005 suicide attacks in London has been lodged with the tribunal that conducts investigations into MI5 and MI6.”

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The Guardian, 16th July 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Former spy faces court battle to publish book – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 10th, 2008 in confidentiality, intelligence services, news by sally

“The Government has launched a legal battle to stop a former MI5 undercover agent publishing a book on the inner workings of the secret service.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th March 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Intelligence services demand veto on use of bugging evidence – The Independent

Posted February 7th, 2008 in evidence, intelligence services, interception, news, veto by sally

“The use of intercept evidence in court for the first time could be stalled by demands from the intelligence services for a right of veto over the use of the transcripts from their secret bugging operations. The CIA is also unhappy that its intercepted phone calls or conversations between suspected terrorists could be produced in British courts.”

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The Independent, 7th February 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

MPs’ anger over withheld spy documents – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2008 in disclosure, intelligence services, news by sally

“Gordon Brown’s promise to strengthen oversight of the security and intelligence agencies was made ‘untenable’ by the government’s refusal to disclose information about the past activities of Britain’s spies, a cross-party group of senior parliamentarians said yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 30th January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

British intelligence accused of complicity in torture – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2007 in intelligence services, news, terrorism, torture by sally

“British intelligence and security officials were facing fresh questions about allegations of complicity in torture yesterday after a terrorism suspect appeared in court accused of plotting an al-Qaida attack.”

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The Guardian, 20th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

MI5 and MI6 to be sued for first time over torture – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2007 in intelligence services, misfeasance in public office, news, torture by sally

“A British man who was held in Guantánamo Bay has begun a civil action against MI5 and MI6 over the tactics that they use to gather intelligence.”

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The Guardian, 12th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk