Libyan Sami al Saadi to sue UK over rendition claims – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2011 in intelligence services, news, rendition, torture by sally

“A Libyan man who claims MI6 arranged to send him home to be tortured in Colonel Gaddafi’s jails has begun legal action against the UK government.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2011

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Legal advisers must not alter their opinions to suit politicians, says leading international lawyer – The Guardian

Posted October 6th, 2011 in attorney general, legal profession, news, rendition, torture, war by sally

“Philippe Sands says lawyers bear some responsibility for enabling torture, rendition and the war in Iraq – and must in future be brought to account.”

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The Guardian, 5th October 2011

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Torture inquiry to investigate UK-Libya rendition claims – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2011 in inquiries, Libya, news, rendition, torture by sally

“David Cameron has asked the Gibson inquiry into alleged UK complicity in torture to be widened to examine the extent of intelligence-sharing by British secret services with the Libyan Gaddafi regime, including rendition and torture.”

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The Guardian, 5th September 2011

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Why Reprieve is quitting the torture inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in charities, disclosure, intelligence services, news, rendition, torture by sally

“Reprieve and other charities have found that the investigation set up by the government has serious shortcomings.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

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Torture inquiry boycotted by human rights groups over lack of openness – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2011 in charities, disclosure, intelligence services, news, rendition, torture by sally

“Human rights groups and lawyers boycotting the inquiry into allegations of torture by the security and intelligence agencies are accusing the government of reneging on promises that it would be open and independent.”

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The Guardian, 4th August 2011

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UK judges say they cannot free Afghanistan detainee – BBC News

Posted July 29th, 2011 in habeas corpus, news, rendition by tracey

“High Court judges have refused to free a man in Afghanistan after the charity Reprieve sought his release under one of the England’s most ancient laws.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2011

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Supreme court bans secret evidence used to hide torture claims – The Guardian

Posted July 13th, 2011 in evidence, intelligence services, news, rendition, Supreme Court, torture, trials by tracey

“The supreme court has outlawed intelligence services’ use of secret evidence in court to conceal allegations that detainees were tortured.”

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The Guardian, 13th July 2011

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Lawyers to boycott UK torture inquiry as rights groups label it a sham – The Guardian

Posted July 7th, 2011 in inquiries, intelligence services, news, rendition, torture, victims by sally

“The government’s plans for an inquiry into the UK’s role in torture and rendition after 9/11 are in disarray after human rights groups queued up to denounce it as a sham and lawyers for the victims said they were boycotting the hearings.”

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The Guardian, 6th July 2011

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UK ‘must help release detainee’ in Afghanistan, High Court told – BBC News

Posted June 23rd, 2011 in Afghanistan, detention, habeas corpus, news, rendition by sally

“Lawyers for a man held in Afghanistan are demanding he is freed under one of the England’s most ancient laws.”

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BBC News, 23rd June 2011

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Torture inquiry will cover rendition, vows QC – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2011 in inquiries, news, rendition, torture by tracey

“Press reports that the government’s forthcoming torture inquiry will not investigate rendition are ‘simply wrong’, the inquiry’s senior lawyer said on Wednesday.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2011

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Torture inquiry will ‘not cover US rendition’ – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2011 in inquiries, news, rendition, torture by sally

“Campaigners condemn decision not to include ‘murky’ issue of detainee transfers in investigation as ‘only doing half the job’.”

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The Independent, 15th May 2011

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Torture inquiry is legally flawed, say rights groups as NGOs ponder boycott – The Guardian

Posted February 23rd, 2011 in inquiries, news, rendition, torture by sally

“An inquiry set up by David Cameron to examine Britain’s involvement in torture and rendition since 9/11 is running into trouble even before it has begun hearing evidence, with human rights organisations warning that it will fail to meet the UK’s obligations under international and domestic law.”

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The Guardian, 23rd February 2011

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Guantánamo Bay detainees to be paid compensation by UK government – The Guardian

Posted November 16th, 2010 in compensation, intelligence services, news, rendition, torture by sally

“The government will announce today that it will pay millions of pounds in compensation to former Guantánamo Bay detainees following weeks of negotiations between lawyers for the government and the former prisoners.”

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The Guardian, 16th November 2010

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MPs set out list of torture inquiry demands in letter to judge – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2010 in inquiries, news, rendition, torture by sally

“An all-party group of MPs has written to the judge heading the inquiry into the UK’s role in torture and rendition setting out the steps they believe are needed to establish the truth.”

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2010

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Council of Europe welcomes UK inquiry into torture and rendition – The Guardian

Posted June 10th, 2010 in human rights, inquiries, news, rendition, torture by sally

“The coalition government’s decision to hold an inquiry into the UK’s involvement in torture and rendition was today hailed by the Council of Europe as ‘a proper response’ which could offer an example to other nations.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2010

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Family of rendition victim begins legal action against Government – The Independent

Posted April 16th, 2010 in disclosure, identification, news, rendition, terrorism by sally

“The family of a man secretly held by the Americans in an Afghanistan detention centre after his arrest by British forces six years ago has begun legal action against the UK Government to help secure his release.”

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The Independent, 16th April 2010

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Charity launches legal bid to name terror suspect – The Independent

Posted April 15th, 2010 in Afghanistan, disclosure, identification, news, rendition, terrorism by sally

“The charity Reprieve is today launching a legal battle to force the British Government to name a suspected terrorist who is being held in Afghanistan.”

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The Independent, 15th April 2010

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British involvement in rendition of suspects will continue, says Straw – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2010 in news, rendition, terrorism by sally

“The Government has rejected parliamentary proposals for tough new laws to stamp out the UK’s involvement in the kidnap and unlawful transfer of terror suspects to third-party states, The Independent has learnt.”

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The Independent, 13th April 2010

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MPs sue CIA to shatter secrecy on Britain’s role in rendition – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2009 in disclosure, intelligence services, news, rendition by sally

“A group of MPs is suing the CIA in the American courts in an attempt to force the agency to hand over information about Britain’s secret involvement in its extraordinary rendition programme.”

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The Guardian, 15th December 2009

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MoD ‘did not want to breach privacy of detainee’ – The Independent

Posted December 7th, 2009 in detention, news, privacy, rendition by sally

“The Government misled MPs over Britain’s role in the rendition of two men arrested by the UK and then imprisoned by the Americans for five years in Afghanistan, it is claimed today.”

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The Independent, 7th December 2009

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