MI5 “Knew Guantanamo detainee Binyam Mohamed was being tortured”

Not the Labour Government’s finest hour. The Foreign Secretary David Milliband claimed that details couldn’t be disclosed because of national security, but we all now know (thanks to the Court of Appeal) that it was just a cover up to try and avoid people finding out that the Labour Government knew that Binyam Mohamed was being tortured. Shameful. That’s the only word for it.
Shami Chakrabarti, Director of Liberty, said “It has been clear for over a year that the Foreign Office has been more concerned with saving face than exposing torture. These embarrassing paragraphs reveal nothing of use to terrorists but they do show something of the UK government’s complicity with the most shameful part of the war on terror.”

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