Torture inquiry

Prime minister David Cameron has announced an inquiry into collusion in torture by British authorities during the war on terror.

He also announced the publication of guidance to the intelligence services on the interrogation and treatment of detainees held overseas.

The inquiry will focus on the treatment of people held at various times by the CIA (or with CIA involvement) in Guantanamo Bay, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Morocco.

A number of legal cases on both sides of the Atlantic are examining whether there was British government or security service cooperation in the detention and questioning of suspects who were tortured.


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