Miliband accused of ”cover up” on GITMO torture rowFebruary 6th, 2009 - 7:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.6 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary David Miliband has been accused of blocking the publication of secret papers that disclose how the British security services were complicit in the torture of a suspected terrorist.
Miliband appeared before Parliament to justify his decision not to release information on the treatment of Binyam Mohamed, a British resident held at Guantanamo Bay.
However, he indicated that British intelligence officers might be prosecuted over their role in the affair.
Two High Court judges accused the American Government of threatening to withdraw all intelligence cooperation from Britain if details of Mohamed’’s treatment were released.
He was allegedly tortured in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Morocco and Guantanamo Bay.
Mohamed was initially charged with terrorism offences although all charges have now been dropped.
Miliband admitted that it had been his decision to stop information from American intelligence reports on Mohamed being published.
He denied that America had explicitly threatened to withdraw intelligence co-operation - but admitted that he was concerned that this would happen if the information became public. (ANI)
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