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Revealed – the secret torture evidence MI5 tried to suppress

Posted By admin On July 8, 2009 @ 4:27 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Ian Cobain
London Guardian [1]
Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The true depth of British involvement in the torture [2] of terrorism suspects overseas and the manner in which that complicity is concealed behind a cloak of courtroom secrecy was laid bare last night when David Davis [3] MP detailed the way in which one counter-terrorism operation led directly to a man suffering brutal mistreatment.

In a dramatic intervention using the protection of parliamentary privilege, the former shadow home secretary revealed how MI5 [4] and Greater Manchester police effectively sub-contracted the torture of Rangzieb Ahmed to a Pakistani intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI), whose routine use of torture has been widely documented.


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This is the first time that the information has entered the public domain. Previously it has been suppressed through the process of secret court hearings and, had the Guardian or other media organisations reported it, they would have exposed themselves to the risk of prosecution for contempt of court.

Davis told MPs that although sufficient evidence had been gathered to ensure Ahmed could be prosecuted for serious terrorism offences, he was permitted to fly from Manchester to Islamabad, the Pakistani capital, in 2006 while under surveillance.

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[1] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jul/08/mi5-torture-evidence-david-davis

[2] torture: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/torture

[3] David Davis: http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/daviddavis

[4] MI5: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/mi5

[5] Image: http://www.efoodsdirect.com/ammo-food.html?aid=14&adid=5

[6] Obama Administration Threatened Britain To Suppress Torture Evidence: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-administration-threatened-britain-to-suppress-torture-evidence.html

[7] MI5 accused of bribe offer in Rangzieb Ahmed torture case: http://www.prisonplanet.com/mi5-accused-of-bribe-offer-in-rangzieb-ahmed-torture-case.html

[8] UK agents ‘colluded with torture in Pakistan’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uk-agents-colluded-with-torture-in-pakistan.html

[9] Congress Poised to Pass Law with No Purpose Other than to Empower Government to Suppress Evidence of the Torture it Inflicted on People: http://www.prisonplanet.com/congress-poised-to-pass-law-with-no-purpose-other-than-to-empower-government-to-suppress-evidence-of-the-torture-it-inflicted-on-people.html

[10] Revealed: the top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant: http://www.prisonplanet.com/revealed-the-top-secret-rules-that-allow-nsa-to-use-us-data-without-a-warrant.html

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