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Government ‘would use torture intelligence’ if it prevented a terror attack says David Miliband

Posted By admin On June 17, 2009 @ 3:19 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Kirsty Walker
UK Daily Mail [1]
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

David Miliband admitted yesterday that the Government would use intelligence obtained under torture if it might prevent a terror attack.

The Foreign Secretary told MPs that the Government could not ‘ignore’ evidence passed on by another country even if it was suspected the information was extracted through torture.

His admission is set to reignite the row over Britain’s alleged involvement in the torture of terror suspects.

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Giving evidence to the foreign affairs select committee, Mr Miliband insisted British agents would never ‘procure’ intelligence gathered under torture.

But he said the Foreign Office had to assess whether there was a ‘threat to life’ before deciding whether to use torture evidence.

Labour MP Ken Purchase relaasked if Mr Miliband would act on such information if it ‘suggested some danger was imminent to the British people’, to which the minister replied ‘Yes’.

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[3] David Miliband’s ‘deceit’ over Guantanamo Bay torture claims: http://www.prisonplanet.com/david-milibands-deceit-over-guantanamo-bay-torture-claims.html

[4] Hillary Clinton made security help ‘threat’ to David Miliband over Binyam Mohamed case: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hillary-clinton-made-security-help-threat-to-david-miliband-over-binyam-mohamed-case.html

[5] David Miliband says the UK would not have invaded Iraq ‘if we knew what we knew now’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/david-miliband-says-the-uk-would-not-have-invaded-iraq-if-we-knew-what-we-knew-now.html

[6] ‘Who the **** are you to lecture me?’: The tongue-lashing suffered by David Miliband from Russian counterpart: http://www.prisonplanet.com/who-the-are-you-to-lecture-me-the-tongue-lashing-suffered-by-david-miliband-from-russian-counterpart.html

[7] Inquiry into torture allegations announced: http://www.prisonplanet.com/inquiry-into-torture-allegations-announced.html

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