UK agents colluded with torture in Pakistan: Intelligence sources

February 22nd, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI  


London, Feb 22 (ANI): A shocking new report alleges widespread complicity between British security agents and their Pakistani counterparts who have routinely engaged in the torture of the suspects.
Civil Liberties Group of Human Rights Watch could publish a report next month, which will show at least ten Britons allegedly tortured in Pakistan.
United Kingdom Foreign Secretary David Miliband has been under fire for refusing to disclose US documents relating to the treatment of Guantanamo detainee and former British resident Binyam Mohamed.
The documents are believed to contain evidence about the torture of Mohamed and British complicity in his maltreatment. Mohamed will return to Britain this week.
Doctors who examined him in Guantanamo, found evidence of prolonged physical and mental mistreatment.
Ali Dayan Hasan, who led the Pakistan-based inquiry, said sources within the countrys Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI), the Intelligence Bureau and the military security services had provided confirmation and information relating to British collusion in the interrogation of terrorism suspects.
Hasan said the Human Rights Watch (HRW) evidence collated from Pakistan intelligence officials indicated a systemic modus operandi among British security services, involving a significant number of UK agents from MI5 rather than maverick elements.
Among the ten identified cases of British citizens and residents mentioned in the report is Rangzieb Ahmed, 33, from Rochdale, who claimed that he was tortured by Pakistani intelligence agents before being questioned by two MI5 officers.
Ahmed was convicted of being a member of Al-Qaida at Manchester crown court.
Other cases include, a London medical student, who was detained in Karachi and tortured after the July 2005 attacks in London. (ANI)

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