Friday, May 21, 2010

UK to order torture inquiry

From BBC:

Foreign Secretary William Hague is to order an inquiry into allegations that the UK's security services were complicit in torture overseas.

Mr Hague said the investigation would be "judge-led" and details of it would be announced "pretty soon".

The Conservatives and Lib Dems have long urged an inquiry into claims by UK resident Binyam Mohamed British agents were aware of his torture at US hands.

The former Labour government insists the UK did not use or condone torture.

Change around a few words and you'll get what we're severely lacking in Canada - willingness to get to the bottom of it.

1 comment:

  1. Whitehall does not seem too thrilled about this. Ah well, pip-pip, cheerio, damned detainee hearings and a Happy Victoria Day to all!