MI5 knew that Binyam Mohamed, the former Guantanamo detainee, was being tortured by the CIA, a Court of Appeal judgment has revealed.
Evidence held by the Foreign Office, which had until now been kept secret, shows that the Security Service was aware that British citizen Mr Mohamed was deprived of sleep, “shackled” during interrogation and threatened with the idea that he might “disappear”.
But it appears that the Foreign Office did nothing to stop the US carrying out further torture on Mr Mohamed while he was being held in Pakistan.
The Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, has repeatedly refused to release details of how much the UK knew about Mr Mohamed’s treatment, claiming that doing so would deter the US from sharing intelligence in the future.
But three of the country’s highest-ranking judges dismissed his protests because the material in question had already been published in the US.
This article was posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 at 11:04 am