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.
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.
Medical Foundation condemns Libyan-UK "no torture" agreementNews - 20 October, 2005
The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and Libya over the treatment of people who may be deported from Britain to the North African state is a further erosion of Britain's respect for human rights, the Medical Foundation has warned.