Monday, September 5, 2011

Inquiry To Look At UK Links To Libya Torture Claims - 5th Sept 2011

An inquiry set up to look into allegations of UK security agencies' involvement in torture has said it will be looking into revelations contained in documents discovered in Libya.

Documents found in Tripoli appeared to suggest that the UK traded information with Libya in return for intelligence extracted from terror suspects under interrogation in Libyan prisons.

The Gibson Inquiry - originally established to look at cases of British nationals held at Guantanamo Bay - released a statement saying: "The Detainee Inquiry is looking at the extent of the UK Government's involvement in, or awareness of, improper treatment of detainees - including rendition.

"We will therefore, of course, be considering these allegations of UK involvement in rendition to Libya as part of our work.

"We will be seeking more information from Government and its Agencies as soon as possible."

More to follow...