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The Binyam Mohamed case has embarrassed the government
Court publishes new Binyam Mohamed paragraph

By politics.co.uk staff A paragraph criticising MI5 from the ruling concerning Binyam Mohamed earlier this month has been published, in a further damaging blow to the government. The court of apppeal decided to publish the paragraph, which criticises MI5’s role in the affair, despite Foreign Office pressure not to do so. It reveals severe criticism… Read more »

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Torture complicity allegations continue to mount
National security excuses ‘absolute rubbish’

By Alex Stevenson Publication of guidance for Britain’s intelligence agents detailing what counts as complicity in torture should not be withheld on grounds of national security, Ed Davey has said. The Liberal Democrats’ foreign affairs spokesman told politics.co.uk such arguments were “absolute rubbish” as he supported Reprieve’s legal proceedings against the government on the guidance…. Read more »