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Lib Dems: Inquiry needed into scale of UK complicity in torture and rendition

by Steve Beasant on 28 June, 2018

Liberal Democrat Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP has called for a full public inquiry into what British Intelligence agencies knew about US kidnap and torture of suspected terrorists after 9/11.

It follows two reports by the parliamentary intelligence and security committee into the scale of UK involvement.

Ms Jardine said:

“These practices are completely unacceptable and go against everything Liberal Democrats stand for in terms of protecting human rights and zero tolerance towards torture and rendition.

β€œIf it is the case that UK intelligence was aware of this reprehensible practice by a foreign agency then there must be a full inquiry, as was originally intended by David Cameron in 2010.

“It is also essential that this judge-led inquiry looks at questions raised by the report, including the treatment of Libyan dissident Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar.

β€œThe Conservative Government, as a matter of urgency, must also reconsider its own policy towards torture and rendition. Theresa May cannot allow the UK to turn a blind eye to these inexcusable practices by anyone.”

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