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Met Police To Probe Gitmo Prisoner 'Torture'

Post  Susan on Fri 10 Jul - 18:58

The Metropolitan Police is launching an investigation into allegations of torture made by a British former prisoner in Guantanamo Bay.

Binyam Mohamed says he was tortured by US agents in Pakistan, Morocco and Afghanistan and that UK agencies were complicit in the practice.

Mohamed, an Ethiopian native and British resident, was held at Guantanamo accused of plotting to explode a "dirty bomb" in the US but the charges were dropped.

He was released from the US military prison on Cuba in February and returned to Britain.

Scotland Yard detectives are investigating because Mohamed alleges that MI5 officers were complicit in the torture.

In February, two British judges claimed they had been prevented from publishing details of Mohamed's treatment by the Government because the US had threatened to stop sharing intelligence with the UK if they did.

The case was referred to police by the Attorney General, Baroness Scotland, earlier this year.

A Met spokesman said: "The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) was invited by the Attorney General to investigate allegations surrounding the detention of Binyam Mohamed.

"The papers were reviewed by the MPS and the investigation accepted. A team of detectives, working to Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers, has now been selected and vetted to appropriate levels.

"As a result a criminal investigation has now begun."

Mohamed, 30, a former UK resident, was arrested in Pakistan in 2002.

He alleges that, during three months of detention, he was tortured by Pakistani agents and interrogated by the FBI and MI5.

He says he was then taken to Morocco after being subject to "extraordinary rendition" by the CIA with the explicit knowledge of the Security Service.

During further torture in Morocco, he says he became aware that his torturers were being fed questions and material from British intelligence agents.

Ethiopian-born Mohamed, who lived in London before his arrest, was then taken to Guantanamo Bay.

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Re: Met Police To Probe Gitmo Prisoner 'Torture'

Post  Guest on Sat 11 Jul - 7:13

I wonder what the pro's think about this. Kaz will say its ok because he's a foreigner. Its just child killers who shouldnt be beaten up.

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