Torture probe over complicity by British in Libya to be scrapped while criminal investigation is launchedIn the Media - 23 January, 2012
Justice Secretary announces the Detainee Inquiry will not proceedNews - 18 January, 2012
The highly anticipated inquiry into whether British officials have been complicit in the torture and mistreatment of detainees overseas is to be pulled, Justice Secretary Kenneth Clarke announced today.
Farcical for Detainee Inquiry to proceed while criminal investigations outstandingNews - 12 January, 2012
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) today announced that criminal investigations into two individual cases of rendition to and ill-treatment in Libya will commence now rather than at the conclusion of the Detainee Inquiry due to the seriousness of the allegations.
Guantanamo anniversary: 10 Years of InjusticeNews - 11 January, 2012
11 January 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the first transfer of terror suspects to the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. Some 779 detainees, of whom 171 still remain incarcerated there, have experienced the ordeal of indefinite detention without charge or trial. Despite having been cleared for release in 2007, British resident Shaker Aamer is among the current detainees.
Leading international experts call for key changes to the Detainee InquiryNews - 5 January, 2012
International human rights experts call for key changes to the Detainee Inquiry as Abdul Hakim Belhadj joins list of survivors refusing to participate.
Foreign Sec: Torture ‘unacceptable’, ‘abhorrent’ and ‘Britain will never condone it’News - 16 November, 2011
Foreign Secretary, William Hague, today delivered an unprecedented public speech on the role of secret intelligence in Britain’s foreign policy, in which he praised the contribution of the various security agencies and sought to set out what the Government is doing to tackle the lessons of the past.
Plenty of food for thought to munch onBlog - 21 September, 2011
It is Piya Muqit's fourth day at the Lib Dem Conference and she wants to start by telling you about the end of her day rather than the beginning as that's when she has been impressed for a second time by Liberal Youth, listened to Shami talk about the UK 'Detainee Inquiry', and h
CEO Keith Best: Libya secret documents highlight need for rethink on UK 'Detainee Inquiry'News - 16 September, 2011
UK involvement in torture overseas was brought to light yet again recently with the unearthing of top secret documents by Human Rights Watch in Libya. If verified, they show the head of counter-terrorism at MI6 engaged in fawning dialogue with Gaddafi’s former intelligence chief, Musa Kusa, about how ‘glad’ Britain was to help deliver into his hands the Libyan dissident Abdel Hakim Belhadj. Now head of the Tripoli Military Council – and therefore an ally of the UK – Belhadj claimed that following the intervention of MI6 he suffered years of torture whilst being imprisoned in Tripoli, including being hung by his wrists and beaten during interrogations.
Yet more damning revelations relating to alleged UK complicity in the torture of detainees held overseas have emerged in secret papers discovered in Libya.
Torture and the treatment of survivors was big news in 2010. News - 22 December, 2010
Read our round-up of media stories from the last 12 months which have impacted on the Medical Foundation and our clients.
Torture inquiry must reveal the truthNews - 7 July, 2010
A transparent and comprehensive inquiry is first step to restore UK's damaged reputation as an unequivocal supporter of the ban on torture.