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BASC seeks clarity on expanded SSPCA powers

In light of new investigatory powers granted to the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty Animals (SSPCA), the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has issued a letter to Police Scotland and the Crown Office, urging them to closely monitor and guard against the potential for bias in any evidence gathered by the… Read more »

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Scotland Yard have confirmed they are investigating an MI6 officer for possible complicity in torture.
Police investigate MI6 officer torture claims

By politics.co.uk staff Scotland Yard have confirmed they are investigating an MI6 officer for possible complicity in torture. The officer was allegedly reported to attorney general Baroness Scotland by MI6 on its own initiative and the Metropolitan police were subsequently asked to investigate. Scotland Yard said the allegations relate to an incident involving “the conditions… Read more »

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British citizens such as Binyam Mohamed have made allegations of rendition and abuse.
MI6 deny collusion in torture

By Liz Stephens The head of MI6 categorically denied the secret service had colluded in torture today. Sir John Scarlett said there had been “no torture” and “no complicity with torture”. The denial comes after mounting concerns in recent weeks about the role of the intelligence services in alleged torture of terrorism suspects abroad. The… Read more »